Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary (United States)

Pay for Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64,626 per year. Compensation ranges from $45,194 on the low end to $89,545 per year on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. There are far more male Manufacturing Process Engineers than women, making up 88 percent of those in this profession. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
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  
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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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Manufacturing Process Engineers who transition into Senior Chemical Engineers are seldom found, but they do earn an extra $38K per year. A Manufacturing Engineering Manager role is the most common promotion for Manufacturing Process Engineers moving up the ladder, and pay increases by $28K annually upon moving into this role. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Manufacturing Process Engineers is a Manufacturing Production Manager position, where earnings actually go down by $3,171.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Survey respondents exploit a significant tool box of skills in their work. 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 pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD), SolidWorks, and CAD/CAM. Those educated in Manufacturing Process Engineering tend to be well-versed 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.
Manufacturing Process Engineers with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Starting out, salaries fall in the $59K range but grow to $67K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $77K. Salary increase slows as Manufacturing Process Engineers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five 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. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$65,000
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For Manufacturing Process Engineers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. 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
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Microsoft Office
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Lean Manufacturing
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Engineering Design
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AutoCAD
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National Average
$65,000
Microsoft Word
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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CAD/CAM
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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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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