Average Experienced Process Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Process Engineer is $87,383.
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$62k - $122k
$984 - $16k
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$197 - $12k
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$60k - $130k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Process Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Fluor Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Dow Chemical Co where the average pay is $125,822. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Chevron Corporation and Applied Materials Inc, earning around $123,946 and $118,478, respectively. Fastco, Inc pays the lowest at around $63,152. Intel Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $98,259 and $99,377, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

Skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Project Management and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

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 $64,741 based on 1,347 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,006 based on 5,750 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,359 based on 2,481 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,858.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 33.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (18.8% more) and Austin, Texas (12.0% more).

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