Average Salary for Harley-Davidson Motor Company Employees

Operating out of Milwaukee, Wisc., motorsports company Harley-Davidson Motor Company employs talent in positions ranging from Senior Project Engineer to IT Enterprise Architect. Compensation for Harley-Davidson Motor Company employees is around $71K annually on average. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, your city and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
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[-]Senior Project Engineer (3)
$81,885 - $140,319  
[-]Senior Project Engineer (3)
Salary$78,138 - $125,356  
Bonus$1,374 - $16,260  
Total Pay$81,885 - $140,319  
[+]Retail Store Manager (2)
$21,441 - $43,472  
[+]Retail Store Manager (2)
Salary$21,204 - $38,768  
Bonus$358.37 - $6,520  
Total Pay$21,441 - $43,472  
[+]General Merchandise Manager (2)
$20,933 - $59,853  
[+]General Merchandise Manager (2)
Total Pay$20,933 - $59,853  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (2)
$61,634 - $107,769  
[+]Manufacturing Engineer (2)
Salary$61,812 - $101,663  
Total Pay$61,634 - $107,769  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208




Harley-Davidson Inc

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IT Enterprise Architects are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $140K per year; Senior Project Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, and Retail Store Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $98K, about $84K, and $27K, respectively.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($111K annually) can be spotted in Miami, Fla.; the company's headquarter city of Milwaukee, Wisc. (around $91K), Wauwatosa, Wisc. ($80K), and Kansas City, Mo. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Harley-Davidson Motor Company pays its Florida employees the most; the pay rate there is $92K per year.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $91K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $53K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $79K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $117K per year for Certified Professional Engineers; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $90K annually. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Harley-Davidson Motor Company — these employees make the most at around $93K per year.


Employees who count Engineering Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $98K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Harley-Davidson Motor Company is Project Management; roughly a sixth of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Business Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Harley-Davidson Motor Company; the company rewards only two-fifths of employees with paid vacation time and only one in four employees with sick leave. A fair number of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Harley-Davidson Motor Company provides health insurance to a fair number of survey participants, and a solid majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, gym membership, a company cell phone, and flexible hours.

Key Stats for Harley-Davidson Motor Company


44 %
56 %
$24,793 - $86,500
$46,369 - $101,816
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
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