Average Experienced Senior Process Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Process Engineer is $102,563.
MEDIAN $102,563
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$80k - $130k
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$977 - $15k
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$82k - $141k

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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, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Dow Chemical Co. Reported salaries are highest at Jacobs Engineering Group Inc where the average pay is $142,453. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) and Dow Chemical Co, earning around $116,517 and $114,234, respectively. General Motors Corporation pays the lowest at around $95,317. Shire Pharmaceuticals and Intel Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $96,758 and $106,060, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Senior Process Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Senior Process Engineer
Principal Process Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Senior Process Engineer

Skills in Chemical Process Engineering, Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $95,670 based on 38 salaries. An early career Senior Process Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,120 based on 369 salaries. A mid-career Senior Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,963 based on 703 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $106,873.
Employees with Senior Process Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 24.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (7.3% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (6.6% less) and Austin, Texas (2.8% less).

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