Average Process Engineer Salary in Oakland, California

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The average salary for a Process Engineer in Oakland, California is $83,339.
MEDIAN $83,339
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$75k - $95k
$0 - $3k
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$0 - $5k
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$45k - $138k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design, Chemical Process Engineering and Process Improvement.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (12.2% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (11.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (9.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Early Career