What am I worth?
What your skills are worth in the market is constantly changing.
Get your pay report
How should I pay?
When you get pay right, you attract and retain the best talent.
Price a job

Average Process Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

$95,464
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,863
Bonus
$4,945
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Process Engineer in Houston, Texas is $95,464.
10%
$70k
MEDIAN
$95k
90%
$131k
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?
United States (change)
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Salary
$70k - $131k
Bonus
$2k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$993 - $15k
Total Pay
$72k - $141k
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

What Do Process Engineers Do?

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.
The top respondents for the job title Process Engineer are from the companies ExxonMobil Corporation, Dow Chemical Co and Shell Oil Company. Reported salaries are highest at Shell Oil Company where the average pay is $132,957. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KMCO and Dow Chemical Co, earning around $121,560 and $107,943, respectively. Provenance Consulting pays the lowest at around $90,133. Wood Group and Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $95,744 and $97,440, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Process Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Process Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Process Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

What Are Popular Skills for Process Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineers?

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 $75,649 based on 31 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,397 based on 190 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,522 based on 153 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,308 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $134,944.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (23.6% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (23.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (23.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 472 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.6%
Early Career
40.3%
Mid Career
32.4%
Experienced
13.1%
Late Career
7.6%