Manufacturing Engineer Salary

Median pay for Manufacturing Engineers in the United States is around $66K annually. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Engineers — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $89K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,630 - $86,982
$51K
$66K
$87K
MEDIAN: $65,898
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50%
90%

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$15.23 - $36.44
$15
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$50,630 - $86,982  
   
Bonus
$101.47 - $7,964  
Profit Sharing
$203.73 - $6,840  
Commission
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,228 - $89,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $36.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$13.13  
Overtime
$23.55 - $53.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$101.47 - $7,964  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$203.73 - $6,840  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,228 - $89,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 585

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Job Description for Manufacturing Engineer

A manufacturing engineer is an expert in industrial production, who is in charge of researching and developing methods to design, build, and ship various items. They determine the best way to use a piece of machinery and how the assembly line workers can maximize efficiency. In some cases, manufacturing engineers are in charge of determining what new machinery or polices are needed at a company. Manufacturing engineers work in organizations that produce a number of goods, including building materials, consumer electronics, furniture, automobiles, and packaged food. They are in charge of performing broad research on existing technology and techniques and help to determine the most suitable equipment to use and decide on how that equipment should be stationed on the factory floor. A manufacturing engineer is also continuously working on ways to improve worker safety and satisfaction. They can write training manuals, develop worker classes, and conduct performance reviews.

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Manufacturing Engineer Tasks

  • Design arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.
  • Train lower-level Manufacturing Engineers.
  • Adapt machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.
  • Identify, organize, and lead teams to resolve production and product issues.
  • Identify and implement cost savings and safety initiatives.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Engineer


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Manufacturing Engineers often transition into Manufacturing Engineering Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Manufacturing Engineering Managers earn $96K per year. With an annual salary of $88K, Senior Manufacturing Engineer is the most common role for Manufacturing Engineers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Process Engineer role — which usually pays $65K — is also typical for Manufacturing Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Manufacturing Engineer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Manufacturing Engineers include Lockheed Martin Corp, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, General Electric Co (GE), and Ford Motor Company. Manufacturing Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Tesla Motors, where the median salary comes to $84K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($60K) and those starting out ($115K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Spacex, Ford Motor Company, and John Deere, where Manufacturing Engineers typically earn around $79K, $77K, or $77K, respectively.

Employees at Lockheed Martin Corp take home the smallest paychecks, and $60K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $50K and quickly nearing the top at only $80K. A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include GKN Aerospace ($62K), General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas ($64K), and Eaton Corporation ($65K).

Popular Skills for Manufacturing Engineer


Survey results imply that Manufacturing Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include autodesk autocad and SolidWorks. The majority of those who know Lean Manufacturing also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 3,708 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 1,449 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 948 salaries. A Manufacturing Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 614 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,383

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Manufacturing Engineers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Manufacturing Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+16 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Detroit (+11 percent). Grand Rapids ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

Manufacturing Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Manufacturing Engineer?

Manufacturing Engineer in San Luis Potosí:
"My job."
Pros: I like talk and learn about new things, products and people. I always am looking for new challenges and try to give the best of me.
Cons: I don't like my boss, he is not a good coordinator and always steal ideas.

Manufacturing Engineer in Lewisburg:
"Something New Everyday."
Pros: The variety of work, the ability to work with people on the production floor, as well as in Engineering, Design, Marketing, and Sales departments.
Cons: Complacency in Senior Management. We could be a lot better off than we are if people were still willing to put in some effort and calculated risk.

Manufacturing Engineer in Gallatin:
"Brainstorming ideas, implementing solutions to problems."
Pros: Work environment, communication methods, and resources.
Cons: Not holding people accountable for their actions.

Manufacturing Engineer in Carbondale:
"Fast paced, safe environment."
Pros: My job is fairly secure and I enjoy the people I work with as well as the experiences.
Cons: Automotive manufacturing is very stressful.

Manufacturing Engineer in Erie:
"Manufacturing Engineer for New Product Introduction."
Pros: Fun, different things every day and always busy.
Cons: 100% of my work is because other people were too lazy to do their own jobs.

Manufacturing Engineer in Orem:
"Creative Challenging Work."
Pros: The opportunity to solve complex problems in fast moving environment with good people.
Cons: Politics.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 700 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

▲20%

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$66,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Engineer Salaries





Microsoft Office
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

Powerpoint
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Pro/Engineer
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National Average
$66,000



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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 700 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%
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