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Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $65K annually. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Process Engineers range from $46K on the low end to $90K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $8K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men account for the majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Process Engineers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,327 - $86,781
(Median)
$48K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,997
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50%
90%

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$13.77 - $35.75
(Median)
$14
$21
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,327 - $86,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,931  
Profit Sharing
$876 - $7,787  
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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$45,511 - $90,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 817
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.77 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$22.37 - $48.03  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,931  
   
Profit Sharing
$876 - $7,787  
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).
)
$45,511 - $90,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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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At the upper end, Manufacturing Process Engineers who move into a Senior Chemical Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Chemical Engineers is a much higher $103K per year. With an annual salary of $94K, 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 $62K — 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 substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Manufacturing Process Engineering also tend to know 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $59K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. Manufacturing Process Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $77K.

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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 8%




Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Six Sigma
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 3%



SolidWorks
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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