The average salary for a Process Engineer in San Francisco, California is $87,585.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Process Engineer
Chemical Process Engineering
Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Process Engineering, Process Improvement and Chemical Process Engineering.
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 $66,226 based on 10 salaries. An early career Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,733 based on 50 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,985 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $137,569.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 5.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (16.5% less), Cincinnati, Ohio (16.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (14.3% less).
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