Average Process Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

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The average salary for a Process Engineer in Houston, Texas is $92,675.
MEDIAN $92,675
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$70k - $132k
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$200 - $12k
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$71k - $143k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Process Engineer are from the companies ExxonMobil Corporation, Shell Oil Company and Chicago Bridge & Iron 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 British Petroleum (BP), earning around $121,560 and $116,300, respectively. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company pays the lowest at around $82,814. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) and ExxonMobil Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $92,632 and $102,016, respectively.

Career Paths

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Senior Process Engineer
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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

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

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 $75,550 based on 31 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,365 based on 195 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,433 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,862 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,239.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (21.1% less), Boston, Massachusetts (21.1% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (20.6% less).

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