Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary (United States)

Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $64,626 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $45,194 to $89,545 per year. Total cash income, which bottoms out near $47,849 and peaks near $86,319, incorporates potential for more than $9,419 from bonuses and close to $7,130 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; the vast majority claim both medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. The vast majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers (88 percent) are men. The majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary (?
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$47,849 - $86,319
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MEDIAN: $64,278
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Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary (?
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$14.17 - $33.34
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$47,849 - $86,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,419  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $7,130  
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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$45,194 - $89,545  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.17 - $33.34  
   
Overtime
$20.81 - $46.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,419  
   
Profit Sharing
$972 - $7,130  
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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$45,194 - $89,545  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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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While Manufacturing Process Engineers do not often become Senior Chemical Engineers, the ones that do transition make an extra $38K per year. The most common promotion for Manufacturing Process Engineers, a Manufacturing Engineering Manager position brings in an extra $28K annually. Another standard transition for Manufacturing Process Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Manufacturing Production Manager role, where pay often drops by $3,171.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Manufacturing Process Engineers report exploiting a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Quality Improvement / QA, Six Sigma Green Belt, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Design (CAD), SolidWorks, and CAD/CAM. The majority of those who know Manufacturing Process Engineering also 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 many Manufacturing Process Engineers, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. At career start, salaries are typically $59K, which grows to $67K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $77K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Manufacturing Process Engineers at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$65,000
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With a pay rate for Manufacturing Process Engineers that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Manufacturing Process Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+10 percent) and Houston (+10 percent).

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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%
Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Lean Manufacturing
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Engineering Design
0%
AutoCAD
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National Average
$65,000
Microsoft Word
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
CAD/CAM
up arrow 6%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 8%
SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 402 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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