Average Mid-Career Process Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$88,977
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$6,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Process Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $88,977.
10%
$68k
MEDIAN
$89k
90%
$118k
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$68k - $118k
Bonus
$2k - $24k
Total Pay
$68k - $122k

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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.

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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 $59,941 based on 16 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,861 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,243 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,674.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 10.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (21.1% less), Cleveland, Ohio (17.6% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (9.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 126 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.7%
Early Career
67.5%
Experienced
12.7%
Late Career
7.1%