Senior Principal Process Engineer Salary

A sizeable majority of Senior Principal Process Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $129K per year. For the most part, Senior Principal Process Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$99,793 - $199,618
$100K
$130K
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MEDIAN: $131,744
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$0$219K
Salary $99,793 - $199,618
Bonus $-0.49 - $48,936
Profit Sharing $1,017
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$102,237 - $219,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

Job Description for Senior Principal Process Engineer

Senior principal process engineers are responsible for organizing and implementing processes in a production environment for their organizations, including creating process strategies and utilizing a range of resources. They typically use a personal computer to log process information, research engineering techniques, and prepare complex reports about their progress, and they work in an office/production environment depending on project requirements. They also use specialized engineering processes to identify opportunities to increase revenue, use less company resources, and promote new products or services.

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Senior Principal Process Engineer Tasks

  • Provide support and technical assistance for investment projects to ensure product quality and optimal cost-effective strategies are utilized.
  • Recommend process equipment to improve existing technology and enhance production.
  • Suggest ideas for improvements, expansions, cost reduction, or production increase and availability.

Common Career Paths for Senior Principal Process Engineer


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Senior Principal Process Engineers who move into a Senior Chemical Engineer role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Senior Chemical Engineers earn $104K. Many Senior Principal Process Engineers go on to become Manufacturing Engineering Managers or Chemical Engineers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $43K lower and $66K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Principal Process Engineer


Senior Principal Process Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Chemical Process Engineering, Simulation, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Project Management. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Chemical Process Engineering and Process Improvement.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $140,721

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Principal Process Engineers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate.

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Key Stats for Senior Principal Process Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
79%

Experience Affects Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries

National Average
$141,000

▼1%

▼1%

Mid-Career
▼22%

Skills That Affect Senior Principal Process Engineer Salaries


Simulation
▲6%


National Average
$141,000

Process Improvement
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
79%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%