Average Salary for Harley-Davidson Motor Company Employees

Milwaukee, Wisc.-based Harley-Davidson Motor Company hires for positions ranging from Senior Project Engineer to Manufacturing Engineer in the motorsports. The average Harley-Davidson Motor Company employee earns $73K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Harley-Davidson Motor Company fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208




Harley-Davidson Inc

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Bringing in the most money are IT Enterprise Architects — their earnings average $140K annually. Senior Project Engineers are a close second at about $98K along with Process Improvement Managers ($96K) and Manufacturing Engineers (around $84K).

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $56K per year on average. Average pay is approximately $87K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of about $84K per year.


Harley-Davidson Motor Company workers in Wisconsin earn the most — approximately $92K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Professional Engineers earn around $117K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of $90K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, Harley-Davidson Motor Company pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — $84K.


In this position, it pays to have Product Development in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $98K per year. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Harley-Davidson Motor Company can sometimes lack paid time off; 42 percent get paid vacation days, and 29 percent receive paid sick leave. A strong majority of survey participants save for retirement through Harley-Davidson Motor Company's 401(k) plan. Most employees report having health insurance, and most survey participants report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include a casual working environment, gym membership, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Harley-Davidson Motor Company


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$24,730 - $103,542
$46,369 - $97,011
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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