Average Process Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

$87,585
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,250
Bonus
$3,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Process Engineer in San Francisco, California is $87,585.
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$60k
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$88k
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$127k
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MEDIAN $87,585
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Salary
$60k - $127k
Bonus
$2k - $18k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$59k - $138k

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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.

Career Paths

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Process Engineer
Senior Process Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Project Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 99 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.1%
Early Career
50.5%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
10.1%
Late Career
5.1%