The average salary for an Entry-Level Process Engineer in San Diego, California is $71,767.
Is Process Engineer your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
$53k - $81k
$0 - $11k
$48k - $85k
Your Market Worth Over Time
How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.
Job Description for Process Engineer
Every manufactured product undergoes certain processes before reaching the consumers, and process engineers are in charge of studying these processes within the context of chemical engineering. They evaluate efficiency, quality and safety of the process, and they make suggestions on how to improve the process when needed. They evaluate procedures such as chemical interactions, equipment design, and the system performance involved with the manufacturing of that particular product. When processe…Read more
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.
Process Engineer Job Listings
Search for more jobs
Popular Skills for Process Engineer
Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer
An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,786 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,048 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 5 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Hillsboro, Oregon earn an average of 46.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Santa Clara, California (39.3% more) and Portland, Oregon (16.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (13.1% less), Phoenix, Arizona (7.6% less) and Chandler, Arizona (3.9% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 68 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
$53k - $98k
$41k - $102k
$48k - $111k
$60k - $125k
$28k - $55k
$51k - $97k
$57k - $110k
$42k - $84k
$42k - $77k
$53k - $90k