Average Entry-Level Process Engineer Salary in Santa Clara, California

$100,000
Avg. Salary
$10,993
Bonus
$3,750
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Process Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $100,000.
10%
$73k
MEDIAN
$100k
90%
$114k
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Salary
$73k - $114k
Bonus
$5k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$73k - $124k

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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 in Material Science are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Chemical Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer

An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $95,000 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,247 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,628 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Hillsboro, Oregon earn an average of 7.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (38.2% less), Phoenix, Arizona (33.8% less) and Chandler, Arizona (30.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38 survey responses.
Early Career
50.0%
Mid Career
26.3%
Experienced
23.7%