Average Process Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$74,652
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,199
Bonus
$10,000
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in San Diego, California is $74,652.
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$59k
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$95k
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MEDIAN $74,652
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Salary
$59k - $95k
Bonus
$998 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $11k
Total Pay
$57k - $96k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Process Engineer

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 and Chemical Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Data Analysis 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 $71,197 based on 18 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,277 based on 49 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,765 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,811 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (15.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (2.0% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 96 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.8%
Early Career
51.0%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
6.3%