Average Process Engineer Salary in Santa Clara, California

$103,177
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,113
Bonus
$5,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in Santa Clara, California is $103,177.
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$72k
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$103k
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$123k
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MEDIAN $103,177
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Salary
$72k - $123k
Bonus
$5k - $13k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$71k - $130k

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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%)

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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 Manufacturing Process Engineering, Chemical Process Engineering, Data Analysis 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 $101,034 based on 20 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,247 based on 9 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 .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (29.1% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (28.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (27.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 56 survey responses.
Entry Level
35.7%
Early Career
32.1%
Mid Career
16.1%
Experienced
16.1%