Average Entry-Level Process Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$71,767
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$3,092
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Process Engineer in San Diego, California is $71,767.
10%
$53k
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$72k
90%
$81k
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$53k - $81k
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$0 - $11k
Total Pay
$48k - $85k

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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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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.
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.
Early Career
61.8%
Mid Career
30.9%
Experienced
7.4%