Average Process Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$76,080
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,128
Bonus
$1,017
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $76,080.
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MEDIAN $76,080
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Salary
$60k - $103k
Bonus
$984 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8k
Total Pay
$60k - $106k

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design, Project Management, Chemical Process Engineering 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 $68,216 based on 6 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,963 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,610 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,379 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (13.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (3.8% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (3.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 75 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
57.3%
Mid Career
26.7%
Experienced
8.0%