The average salary for an Early-Career Process Engineer in Irvine, California is $69,260.
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Job Description for Process Engineer
Every manufactured product undergoes certain processes before reaching the consumers, and process engineers are in charge of studying these processes within the context of chemical engineering. They evaluate efficiency, quality and safety of the process, and they make suggestions on how to improve the process when needed. They evaluate procedures such as chemical interactions, equipment design, and the system performance involved with the manufacturing of that particular product. When processe…Read more
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.
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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).
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