Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

An average Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $68K annually. Most Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. There are far more male Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$53,049 - $89,995
MEDIAN: $67,908

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$53,049 - $89,995  
$98.26 - $8,663  
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$52,712 - $94,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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Job Description for Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices

Manufacturing engineers for medical devices design, implement and automate processes - as well as provide technical support - related to the production of medical devices and/or devices' parts. They must ensure manufacturing processes are as effective and efficient as possible, making sure that products meet all quality standards and customer expectations. They work with their colleagues - including other engineers, manufacturing supervisors and others - to resolve issues on the manufacturing floor in a timely manner. Additionally, these manufacturing engineers must document all potential and enacted process improvements, as well as write project reports and status updates as needed.


Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices Tasks

  • Aid and report on work assignments, machine capacity, production schedules, and anticipated delays.
  • Recommend technology or computer aids, product design changes and workspace layout modification to existing production standards to achieve optimum quality and efficiency.
  • Create product specifications and detailed assembly instructions.
  • Study time, methods, and speed involved in production to establish standard workflow rate and improve efficiency.
  • Coordinate the purchase of special equipment, materials, or parts and ensure they meet specifications and quality standards.

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Popular Skills for

Survey results suggest that Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Powerpoint, Engineering Design, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $63K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $76K. Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $79K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $85K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Project Management
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Engineering Design
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National Average

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.


16 %
84 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%