Average Experienced Process Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$90,000
Avg. Salary
$3,250
Bonus
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The average salary for an Experienced Process Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $90,000.
10%
$67k
MEDIAN
$90k
90%
$122k
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$67k - $122k
Bonus
$102 - $15k
Total Pay
$61k - $125k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, 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 $61,760 based on 18 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,861 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,339 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,674.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 29.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (17.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (13.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (2.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 141 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Early Career
59.6%
Mid Career
21.3%
Late Career
6.4%