An average Manufacturing Development Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $67K annually. Most Manufacturing Development Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Manufacturing Development Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$56,236 - $96,784
MEDIAN: $67,209

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$56,236 - $96,784  
$750 - $15,000  
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$48,001 - $110,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Job Description for Development Engineer, Manufacturing

Development engineers in manufacturing are responsible for developing manufacturing projects for their company. They are in charge of increasing manufacturing efficiency by developing process improvements. They use their engineering expertise to anticipate production issues and escalate manufacturing problems as soon as they arise. Development engineers in manufacturing work with other teams in their company to form a more cohesive production process, as well as use a personal computer to track manufacturing specifications and modify production numbers as needed. Development engineers in manufacturing actively participate in maintenance, production, and engineering tasks to establish preventative maintenance procedures, repair procedures, and spare parts requirements on all equipment, as well as monitor results. One of their main duties includes responding to customer complaints with root cause analysis and corrective actions. Development engineers in manufacturing plan, propose, and implement new production operations and equipment and the relocation of existing operations and equipment.


Development Engineer, Manufacturing Tasks

  • Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.
  • Assist in analyzing and assessing process improvements regarding new product introductions.
  • Research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and requirements of designs.
  • Implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.

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Popular Skills for Development Engineer, Manufacturing

Survey results show that Manufacturing Development Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Powerpoint, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Powerpoint also know Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Microsoft Word also know Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

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Experience Affects Development Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

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Skills That Affect Development Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


12 %
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 24%