Process Engineer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for process engineers is 43 years. The process engineer workforce reached a whopping 253,927 in 2020!

Among process engineers, we discovered that 17.6% of them are women, while 76.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among process engineers is White, which makes up 69.3% of all process engineers. Comparatively, there are 16.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of process engineers are located in TX, Houston and TX, Austin.

Process engineers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, process engineers are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry. Looking at process engineer statistics, we found was that California, Washington, Texas, Arizona and Alaska are where process engineers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about process engineer demographics? We analyzed 29,104 process engineers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Process Engineer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as process engineers. Keep reading to find out what the results for process engineers were.

Process Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among process engineers is White, which makes up 69.3% of all process engineers. Comparatively, there are 16.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 69.3%
  • Asian, 16.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.6%
  • Black or African American, 3.7%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Process Engineers

The chart below shows that 43.4% of process engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Chinese at 8.3% and French is the third-most popular at 7.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 43.4%
  • Chinese, 8.3%
  • French, 7.7%
  • German, 7.4%
  • Mandarin, 6.9%
  • Other, 26.3%

Most Common Degree for Process Engineer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for process engineers. The most common degree for process engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 55% of process engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 30% and rounding it off is associate degree with 5%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 73%
  • Masters degree, 11%
  • Associate degree, 7%
  • Certificate degree, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Process Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among process engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Process Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the process engineer position over time.

Male
Female
87%
84%
81%
79%
76%
73%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Process Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of process engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of process engineers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Process Engineer

By looking over 29,104 process engineers resumes, we figured out that the average process engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Process Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of process engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of process engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 59% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Process Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, machine tool designer and senior electronics design engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Process Engineer77%18%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Process Engineer
Domestic Engineer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Process Engineers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to process engineers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Computer Hardware Developer3.53%
Provisioning Engineer4.72%
Mapping Engineer5.29%
Senior Maintenance Engineer6.59%
Process Engineer7.24%
Junior Field Engineer7.40%
Space Engineer8.02%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Process Engineer?

male-income
Male Income
$85,709
female-income
Female Income
$83,265

Process Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$91,929
$89,656
$87,382
$85,108
$82,834
$80,560
$78,287
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Process Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Some College/ Associate Degree$84,250
Bachelor's Degree$89,656
Master's Degree$99,437
Doctorate Degree$103,176

Process Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$109,488
$103,176
$96,863
$90,550
$84,238
$77,925
$71,612
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Process Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a process engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of process engineers is $107,471. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Process Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where process engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Process Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 29,104 resumes, we found that the most popular places for process engineers are TX, Houston and TX, Austin.

Number of Process Engineers

Where Are Process Engineers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country process engineers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Process Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ process engineers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most process engineers is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire process engineers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Process Engineer Work In

Employees with the process engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most process engineers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Public

Private

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ process engineers. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and automotive.

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Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Technology

Automotive

Construction

Process Engineer Jobs