Average Process Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$75,082
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,076
Bonus
$4,350
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $75,082.
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$53k
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$75k
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$99k
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MEDIAN $75,082
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Salary
$53k - $99k
Bonus
$679 - $11k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$54k - $105k

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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 in Process Improvement, Chemical Process Engineering and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design 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 $59,951 based on 16 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,462 based on 80 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,259 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,243 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,492.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 23.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (14.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.6% less), Boston, Massachusetts (2.6% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 149 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.7%
Early Career
53.7%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
10.1%
Late Career
6.7%