Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

Median pay for Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,971 - $89,860
MEDIAN: $66,625

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$50,957 - $93,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Job Description for Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices

  • 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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, SolidWorks, Engineering Design, and Powerpoint are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Medical Devices Manufacturing Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $90K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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 Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.


14 %
86 %

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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%