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Process engineer salary in United States

How much does a Process Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $90,419
Low $62,836
High $130,110
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a process engineer is $90,419 per year in the United States. 11.6k salaries reported, updated at September 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Process Engineers in United States

  1. Lam Research
    611 reviews57 salaries reported
    $132,025per year
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Highest paying cities for Process Engineers near United States

  1. Santa Clara, CA
    $120,254 per year
    47 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $117,509 per year
    246 salaries reported
  3. Goleta, CA
    $116,653 per year
    13 salaries reported
  1. Fremont, CA
    $113,470 per year
    111 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $102,054 per year
    27 salaries reported
  3. Cincinnati, OH
    $94,235 per year
    63 salaries reported
  1. Boise, ID
    $91,232 per year
    28 salaries reported
  2. Chandler, AZ
    $84,882 per year
    55 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $84,719 per year
    55 salaries reported
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Where can a Process Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Process Engineers

Most recommended skill

Controlling Experience(earn +37.71% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 17.76% since 2018. Process Engineers with this skill earn +37.71% more than the average base salary, which is $90,419 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012602increase by 602
2013844increase by 40.20%
2014834decrease by 1.18%
2015503decrease by 39.69%
2016292decrease by 41.95%
2017204decrease by 30.14%
2018214increase by 4.90%
2019176decrease by 17.76%

Top companies hiring Process Engineers with the recommended skill

Procter & Gamble
The Hershey Company
Micron Technology
W. L. Gore & Associates
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Top specialties
Top fields of study
Project Management Degree
Top licenses
Professional Engineer

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Process Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 426 ratings

68% of Process Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Manufacturing Engineer

Job openings

Average $85,218 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Process Engineer

As a process engineer how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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