Average Early-Career Process Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$73,963
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$0
Bonus
$6,700
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The average salary for an Early-Career Process Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $73,963.
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$59k
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$74k
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$88k
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MEDIAN $73,963
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Salary
$59k - $88k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$59k - $102k

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Job Description for Process Engineer

Process Engineer Tasks
  • Analyze how process changes will effect overall production and the product.
  • Perform troubleshooting on plant equipment and systems.
  • Lead project planning and project management of small capital upgrades to the plant.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Career Paths

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Process Engineer
Senior Process Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Project Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design, Project Management, Chemical Process Engineering, Process Improvement and Manufacturing Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer

An entry-level Process Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,466 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,860 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,379 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 15.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.2% more) and Austin, Texas (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.2% less), Boston, Massachusetts (3.1% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.8%
Mid Career
62.5%
Experienced
18.8%