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Average Process Engineer with Chemical Process Engineering Skills Salary

$78,218
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,988
Bonus
$15,000
Commission
$3,463
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The average salary for a Process Engineer with Chemical Process Engineering skills is $78,218.
10%
$61k
MEDIAN
$78k
90%
$110k
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$61k - $110k
Bonus
$1k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$779 - $10k
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$61k - $117k
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What Do Process Engineers Do?

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.
The top respondents for the job title Process Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, ExxonMobil Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Applied Materials Inc where the average pay is $104,949. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include ExxonMobil Corporation and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont), earning around $103,670 and $95,744, respectively. Georgia-Pacific Corporation pays the lowest at around $74,732. Intel Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $82,124 and $85,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Process Engineers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Engineering Design, Project Management, Manufacturing Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineers?

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 $68,801 based on 304 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,043 based on 1,391 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,078 based on 591 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,241 based on 211 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,591.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 24.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (17.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (3.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,587 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.8%
Early Career
53.8%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
8.2%
Late Career
3.5%