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Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

The average Manufacturing Process Engineer in the United States earns approximately $64K per year. In the world of Manufacturing Process Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $90K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $7K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Manufacturing Process Engineers are male. For the most part, Manufacturing Process Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$48,112 - $86,066
(Median)
$48K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,170
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$14.09 - $35.21
(Median)
$14
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,112 - $86,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,685  
Profit Sharing
$844 - $6,904  
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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$45,504 - $89,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,036
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $35.21  
   
Overtime
$21.62 - $47.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,685  
   
Profit Sharing
$844 - $6,904  
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).
)
$45,504 - $89,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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Job Description for Manufacturing Process Engineer

The manufacturing process engineer lead the development and organization of production operations. They develop a successful workflow, adapt to changing conditions, and develop new equipment, procedures, and policies to increase efficiency in all operations. This professional must use analytical thinking to introduce new innovations to production processes. The manufacturing process engineer also oversees operations to ensure that employees and equipment comply with safety regulations, identifies cost-saving opportunities, troubleshoots machinery, and report all deficiencies to upper management. They coordinate with front-line management to ensure that production is operating smoothly and provide training to production teams on how to use equipment properly. Additionally, the manufacturing process engineer must respond to all maintenance and mechanical emergencies and handle them appropriately.

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Manufacturing Process Engineer 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.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Process Engineer


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Manufacturing Process Engineers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Chemical Engineers. That role pays $103K per year on average. Going from Manufacturing Process Engineer to Manufacturing Engineering Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $93K. Many others choose to work as Manufacturing Production Managers, where pay is typically $62K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Process Engineer


Survey results imply that Manufacturing Process Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Green Belt, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Project Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design, and Data Analysis. Most people skilled in Manufacturing Process Engineering are similarly competent in Lean Manufacturing and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Process Engineer

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


For Manufacturing Process Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $68K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries




National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

Six Sigma Green Belt
up arrow 7%




Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%


Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 5%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 7%

SolidWorks
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 322 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%