Average Early-Career Process Engineer Salary in Irvine, California

$69,260
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$2,023
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The average salary for an Early-Career Process Engineer in Irvine, California is $69,260.
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$62k
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$69k
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$91k
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$62k - $91k
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$201 - $7k
Total Pay
$56k - $91k

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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 that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, Manufacturing Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

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 $60,905 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,897 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,578 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 25.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.7% more) and Austin, Texas (11.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 26 survey responses.
Entry Level
50.0%
Mid Career
26.9%
Experienced
23.1%