Average Process Engineer Salary in Rancho Santa Margarita, California

$64,379
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, California is $64,379.
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$58k
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$64k
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$76k
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MEDIAN $64,379
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$58k - $76k
Total Pay
$60k - $76k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Process Engineer

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%)

Process Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Process Engineer

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

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 $60,865 based on 6 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,216 based on 16 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 44.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (33.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (21.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22 survey responses.
Entry Level
27.3%
Early Career
72.7%