Average Early-Career Process Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$78,989
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,000
Bonus
$2,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Process Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $78,989.
10%
$61k
MEDIAN
$79k
90%
$97k
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Salary
$61k - $97k
Bonus
$485 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $9k
Total Pay
$61k - $101k

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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 Data Analysis and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Chemical Process Engineering, 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 $63,841 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,033 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,526 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 9.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (11.8% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (10.3% less) and Raleigh, North Carolina (9.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 46 survey responses.
Entry Level
28.3%
Mid Career
54.3%
Experienced
17.4%