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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Process Technician Salary

$37,531 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$18.04 hourly

Entry level Salary
$27,000 yearly
$27,000
10 %
$37,531
Median
$50,000
90 %

How much does a Process Technician make?

Process technicians make $37,531 per year on average, or $18.04 per hour, in the United States. Process technicians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $50,000.

Location impacts how much a process technician can expect to make. Process technicians make the most in California, Illinois, Washington, Connecticut, and New Mexico.

Highest Paying States For Process Technicians

Process Technician average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Illinois$43,736$21.031,463
2Connecticut$41,332$19.87432
3Iowa$37,692$18.12602
4Michigan$38,524$18.521,048
5South Carolina$39,731$19.10529
6California$43,759$21.043,639
7North Dakota$40,444$19.4490
8New Mexico$41,298$19.85162
9Washington$43,323$20.83660
10Massachusetts$37,830$18.191,564
11Kansas$37,655$18.10382
12Minnesota$37,540$18.05998
13Missouri$37,437$18.00752
14Arizona$37,431$18.00772
15Arkansas$37,894$18.22259
16Maine$36,524$17.56273
17Texas$39,689$19.081,919
18Nebraska$37,565$18.06228
19Oregon$39,027$18.76470
20Mississippi$35,994$17.30241
21New Hampshire$35,706$17.17281
22District of Columbia$42,071$20.23139
23Alabama$35,740$17.18509
24Montana$37,691$18.12100
25Georgia$36,120$17.371,240
26Colorado$36,484$17.54747
27Indiana$33,970$16.331,070
28Oklahoma$36,400$17.50232
29Wisconsin$34,325$16.50894
30Maryland$36,173$17.39801
31Wyoming$35,927$17.2753
32West Virginia$33,707$16.21178
33New Jersey$36,477$17.54877
34Kentucky$32,830$15.78563
35Pennsylvania$35,012$16.831,207
36Alaska$35,271$16.96101
37Utah$32,590$15.67517
38Hawaii$38,025$18.2869
39Vermont$33,762$16.23109
40Idaho$34,507$16.59192
41New York$35,716$17.171,373
42Florida$33,060$15.891,870
43North Carolina$32,127$15.451,380
44Ohio$32,711$15.731,131
45Tennessee$32,724$15.73616
46Delaware$31,068$14.94190
47Nevada$32,783$15.76214
48Virginia$33,590$16.151,058
49Rhode Island$31,966$15.37132
50Louisiana$31,374$15.08255
51South Dakota$30,616$14.7278

Highest Paying Cities For Process Technicians

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Santa Clara, CA$45,017$21.64
2Skokie, IL$43,941$21.13
3Austin, TX$39,935$19.20
4Hillsboro, OR$39,056$18.78
5Grand Rapids, MI$38,763$18.64
6Kansas City, MO$37,726$18.14
7Fremont, NE$37,627$18.09
8Lawrence, KS$37,619$18.09
9Rochester, MN$37,286$17.93
10Columbus, GA$36,609$17.60
11Rochester, NY$36,522$17.56
12Loveland, CO$36,517$17.56
13Oklahoma City, OK$36,460$17.53
14Baltimore, MD$36,255$17.43
15Camden, NJ$36,062$17.34

Process Technician Salary Details

Process Technician Salary

What is a Process Technician's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$50,000$4,167$24
75th Percentile$43,000$3,583$21
Average$37,531$3,128$18
25th Percentile$32,000$2,667$15
10th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Manufacturing Operator$33,310$2,776$16.0197,656
Production Operator$35,166$2,930$16.91117,254
Quality Laboratory Technician$35,824$2,985$17.22104,887
Manufacturing Technician$36,571$3,048$17.5876,490
Process Operator$35,168$2,931$16.9183,478
Quality Control Technician$35,814$2,985$17.2298,407

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Intel Jobs (89)
  2. Merck Jobs (68)
  3. Ball Jobs (77)
  4. Quest Diagnostics Jobs (147)
  5. Berry Global Jobs (108)

Which Companies Pay Process Technicians The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Regeneron and IBM are the highest paying companies for process technicians.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Regeneron$66,126$31.7941
2IBM$61,276$29.469
3Medline$60,121$28.9011
4Sutter Health$58,826$28.2840
5Nektar Therapeutics$58,188$27.981
6Covance$54,850$26.37
7Stryker$52,724$25.3523
8Abbott$52,633$25.30126
9Mary Kay$52,203$25.101
10Berkshire Hathaway$50,437$24.25
11Ball$49,660$23.8838
12Church & Dwight Co.$47,977$23.0771
13Silgan Holdings$47,713$22.949
14Reckitt Benckiser$47,535$22.859
15Avery Dennison$47,527$22.8524
16Masimo$47,115$22.656
17Fortune Brands Home & Security$46,918$22.5614
18Crown Equipment$46,711$22.4615
19Kodak$46,118$22.1725
20World Kitchen$46,072$22.154

How Much Do Process Technicians Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a process technician salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The pharmaceutical industry pays process technicians an average salary of $43,731

  2. The technology industry pay $41,313

  3. The lowest paying industry for process technicians is the automotive industry. Process technicians in this industry earn an average salary of $37,520

Highest Paying Industries For Process Technicians

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Pharmaceutical$43,731$21.02
2Technology$41,313$19.86
3Health Care$40,430$19.44
4Finance$40,031$19.25
5Manufacturing$39,302$18.90
6Automotive$37,520$18.04

High Paying Process Technician Jobs

Process Technician Salary Trends

Average Process Technician Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Process Technician Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$37,500$18.04+1.3%
    2021$37,000$17.80+1.9%
    2020$36,300$17.46+2.1%
    2019$35,500$17.09+1.8%
    2018$34,900$16.79-0.8%

    Recently Added Process Technician Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    TPI Staffing GroupProcess TechnicianLebanon, NH06/01/2022$52,175
    Westfall TechnikProcess TechnicianElizabethtown, KY06/01/2022$50,088
    Diedre Moire Corp.Process TechRockaway, NJ06/01/2022$60,000
    UchealthLab Processing TechDenver, CO06/01/2022$39,862
    Daisy BrandProcessing TechnicianWooster, OH06/01/2022$39,653
    NW Employment Solns.Mold Injection Process TechnicianCanby, OR06/01/2022$50,088
    BiolifeSample Processing Technician (Immediate Benefits) Brand New Fresno LocationFresno, CA06/01/2022$39,653
    SurestaffProcess TechnicianKenosha, WI06/01/2022$50,088
    Biolife Plasma ServicesSample Processing Technician (Immediate Benefits) Brand New Fresno LocationFresno, CA06/01/2022$39,653
    TPI Staffing GroupProcess TechnicianThetford, VT06/01/2022$52,175

    Process Technician Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Process Technicians the most?

    California pays Process Technicians the most in the United States, with an average salary of $43,759 per year, or $21.04 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Process Technician?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Process Technician if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Illinois you should be paid close to $43,736 per year.

    What type of Process Technician gets paid the most?

    Senior Engineering Technician gets paid the most. Senior Engineering Technician made a median salary of $100,529. The best-paid 10 percent make $117,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $86,000.

    Where do process technicians make the most money?

    Process technicians make the most money at LyondellBasell Industries. Process technicians working at LyondellBasell Industries earn $89,000 a year ($44.50 per hour), 58% higher than the national average for all process technicians.

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