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Average Process Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$74,563
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,923
Bonus
$10,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in San Diego, California is $74,563.
10%
$62k
MEDIAN
$75k
90%
$98k
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$62k - $98k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Process Engineers?

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

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 $71,767 based on 17 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,549 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,902 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (17.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (1.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.6% less), Phoenix, Arizona (1.5% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 84 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.2%
Early Career
50.0%
Mid Career
23.8%
Experienced
6.0%