Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States take home approximately $70K per year on average. In the world of Manufacturing Process Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $48K and $99K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $12K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. The vast majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Manufacturing Process Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,305 - $97,223
$51K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,676
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$15.59 - $37.50
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$0$98K
Salary $51,305 - $97,223
Bonus $302.01 - $9,674
Profit Sharing $974 - $12,218
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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$48,439 - $98,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 364
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.59 - $37.50
Overtime $20.39 - $46.32
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $302.01 - $9,674
Profit Sharing $974 - $12,218
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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$48,439 - $98,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

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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

  • 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.
  • Create product specifications and detailed assembly instructions.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Process Engineer


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Manufacturing Process Engineers who transition into a Senior Process Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $100K per year. With an annual salary of $96K, Manufacturing Engineering Manager is the most common role for Manufacturing Process Engineers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Production Manager role — which usually pays $63K — is also typical for Manufacturing Process Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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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 Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Computer Aided Design, Microsoft Office, and SolidWorks. Those proficient in Manufacturing Process Engineering are, more often than not, also skilled in Lean Manufacturing and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Process Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Process Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Process Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Process Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 64 salaries. A Manufacturing Process Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 45 salaries.

Manufacturing Process Engineer Reviews

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

Manufacturing Process Engineer in Chicago:
"Manufacturing Process Engineer."
Pros: Independent engineering decisions, challenging, rewarding.
Cons: There aren't any specific reasons why this job is bad.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲10%

National Average
$70,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%
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