Average Process Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$84,534
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,000
Bonus
$7,628
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in San Jose, California is $84,534.
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$61k
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MEDIAN $84,534
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Salary
$61k - $130k
Bonus
$2k - $19k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $16k
Total Pay
$61k - $137k

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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%)

Process Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Process Engineer

Skills in Process Improvement, Data Analysis, Chemical Process Engineering and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $76,624 based on 17 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,193 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,880 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,718 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $140,000.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 9.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (13.4% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (13.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (11.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 112 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.2%
Early Career
49.1%
Mid Career
21.4%
Experienced
7.1%
Late Career
7.1%