The average salary for an Early-Career Process Engineer is $70,181.
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Job Description for Process Engineer
Every manufactured product undergoes certain processes before reaching the consumers, and process engineers are in charge of studying these processes within the context of chemical engineering. They evaluate efficiency, quality and safety of the process, and they make suggestions on how to improve the process when needed. They evaluate procedures such as chemical interactions, equipment design, and the system performance involved with the manufacturing of that particular product. When processe…Read more
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
The top respondents for the job title Process Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, Applied Materials Inc and Tesla Motors. Reported salaries are highest at ExxonMobil Corporation where the average pay is $103,080. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Applied Materials Inc and Intel Corporation, earning around $94,735 and $86,452, respectively. Arconic pays the lowest at around $66,620. Georgia-Pacific Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,722 and $75,818, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Process Engineer
Chemical Process Engineering
Skills in Chemical Process Engineering and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, 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 $64,899 based on 1,337 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,679 based on 2,487 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,521 based on 1,119 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,599.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 23.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (21.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.7% more).
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