Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $69K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction for Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers is high.

$53,985 - $91,503
MEDIAN: $68,684

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$53,985 - $91,503  
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$53,980 - $95,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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 Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices

Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Powerpoint, Engineering Design, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Most people familiar with Engineering Design also know SolidWorks and Microsoft Excel. A tool kit that includes Microsoft Office also typically contains Microsoft Excel and SolidWorks.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $64K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $91K on average.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

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Skills That Affect Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

Project Management
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 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: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 5%