Average Late-Career Process Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$86,674
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$2,250
Bonus
$0
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The average salary for a Late-Career Process Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $86,674.
25%
$83k
MEDIAN
$87k
75%
$91k
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$83k - $91k
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$983 - $4k
Total Pay
$65k - $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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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 $61,760 based on 18 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,861 based on 83 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,339 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 16 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 54.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (15.4% more) and Dallas, Texas (14.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort Wayne, Indiana (16.6% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 146 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.3%
Early Career
56.8%
Mid Career
19.9%
Experienced
11.0%