$98,170
Avg. Salary
$51.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$7,949

Bonus

$4,862

Profit Sharing

$24,566

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Process Engineer is $51.18 per hour.

The median Senior Process Engineer has a base pay of $98,170. Salaries generally range from $75k to $127k. The median bonus is $7,949. Skills that can affect salary include Process Improvement, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Chemical Process Engineering, Data Analysis, Engineering Design, Project Management, Simulation, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Manufacturing, Troubleshooting, Lean Process Engineering, Microsoft Office, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation, Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Six Sigma Green Belt.
$22.68
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$51.18
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$90.04
90%
MEDIAN $51.18
$75k
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$98k
50%
$127k
90%
MEDIAN $98,170
$75,147 - $126,984
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$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $98,170
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$22.68 - $90.04
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$0$137K
Salary $75,147 - $126,984
Bonus $1,996 - $17,863
Profit Sharing $984 - $13,459
Commission $24,566
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$77,274 - $137,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,879
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $22.68 - $90.04
Overtime $33.83 - $86.31
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $1,996 - $17,863
Commission $24,566
Profit Sharing $984 - $13,459
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$77,274 - $137,676
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

Job Description for Senior Process Engineer

Senior process engineers evaluate a process’ efficiency, effectiveness, quality, and safety. They then identify any areas that need to be improved or changed, with the ultimate goal being to make a process efficient and less costly.

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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.

Senior Process Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$174K

$110,372

$78,070

$131,558

$112,444

Dow Chemical Co
12 profiles
$111,866

$117,090

$95,979

$99,820

$94,760

Arkema, Inc.
4 profiles
$91,000

Common Career Paths for Senior Process Engineer


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Senior Process Engineers who transition into an upper level Principal Process Engineer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Principal Process Engineer makes $112K a year. The most common promotion for Senior Process Engineers is a Chemical Engineer position, which usually brings in $72K a year. Another standard transition for Senior Process Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Process Engineering Manager role, where pay is often $111K.

Senior Process Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Process Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Process Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Troubleshooting, Chemical Process Engineering, Simulation, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Lean Manufacturing, and Six Sigma Black Belt. Most people skilled in Manufacturing Process Engineering are similarly competent in Chemical Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Process Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Process Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Process Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 188 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Process Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 357 salaries. An experienced Senior Process Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 365 salaries. A Senior Process Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 203 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,110

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

For Senior Process Engineers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Senior Process Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+26 percent), New Orleans (+24 percent), Baton Rouge (+12 percent), and Hillsboro (+11 percent). Senior Process Engineers in Grand Rapids make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Columbus (13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Process Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Process Engineer?

Senior Process Engineer in San Diego:
"Biotech bubble in Sorrento Valley."
Pros: Perfect weather
Cons: Traffic

Senior Process Engineer in Saint Petersburg:
"Engineering for IE's Who Don't Like Manufacturing."
Being a Process Engineer within the service industry is a good fit for someone who finished an Industrial Engineering degree but doesn't necessarily want to be in manufacturing. You still have the ability to influence and improve processes, without the stress of dealing with line down situations.

Senior Process Engineer in Albany:
"Training and Education."
I participated in a Co-operative education position during my undergraduate education. It required me to skip a semester but it was well worth it. There are colleges that facilitate better Co-Op participation. I wish I had taken more jobs. I encourage taking a Co-Op in an area your interested in or even areas you may just wish to explore.

Senior Process Engineer in Puerto Rico:
"Work Discipline."
Process Engineering design requires an intensive critical thinking approach and solid work thoroughness.

Senior Process Engineer in Portland:
"Exciting and stressful."
Pros: Interesting and challenging work.
Cons: Stress and politics.

Senior Process Engineer in Dublin:
"Never Lock Yourself In."
Always keep your skills honed - always be prepared to switch jobs - have no loyalty - it is a figment of your imagination.

Senior Process Engineer in Houston:
"Take More Initiative, Take Responsibility."
Learn from every experience. Work continuously to learn and improve upon your skills and abilities.

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Key Stats for Senior Process Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 285 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Senior Process Engineer Salaries

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$103,000

▼4%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Process Engineer Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲15%


▲3%


National Average
$103,000

Lean Process Engineering
▼1%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼1%

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
▼1%






Six Sigma Green Belt
▼4%


Microsoft Office
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 285 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 4%