Average Senior Process Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Process Engineer is $99,147.
MEDIAN $99,147
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$77k - $128k
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$973 - $13k
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$78k - $139k

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Job Description for Senior Process Engineer

Senior Process Engineer Tasks
  • Analyze product specifications to develop process and design alternatives.
  • Research and recommend technologies and materials.
  • Manage and coordinate transition from product development to final production.
  • Pilot, prototype, and scale-up prototypes to test for manufacturing and quality issues.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Process Engineer are from the companies Intel Corporation, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. and Applied Materials Inc. Reported salaries are highest at E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) where the average pay is $118,097. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Applied Materials Inc and Dow Chemical Co, earning around $113,406 and $112,554, respectively. GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. pays the lowest at around $78,640. Illumina, Inc. and General Motors Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $90,000 and $95,928, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Senior Process Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Senior Process Engineer
Process Engineer
Principal Process Engineer
Process Engineering Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Process Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Process Engineer

An entry-level Senior Process Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $95,295 based on 24 salaries. An early career Senior Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,555 based on 241 salaries. A mid-career Senior Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,928 based on 641 salaries. An experienced Senior Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,563 based on 668 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,564.
Employees with Senior Process Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (23.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Albany, New York (13.7% less) and Columbus, Ohio (5.4% less).

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