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Average Process Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$81,182
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,831
Bonus
$6,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $81,182.
10%
$61k
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$81k
90%
$101k
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What Do Process Engineers Do?

Process Engineer Tasks
  • Lead project planning and project management of small capital upgrades to the plant.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce cost and increase efficiency.
  • Analyze how process changes will effect overall production and the product.
  • Perform troubleshooting on plant equipment and systems.

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What Are Popular Skills for Process Engineers?

Skills in Process Improvement, Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Chemical Process Engineering and Manufacturing Process Engineering.

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 $63,455 based on 12 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,107 based on 63 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,880 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,106 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (10.3% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (9.5% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (7.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 110 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.9%
Early Career
57.3%
Mid Career
23.6%
Experienced
8.2%