Earnings for Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States come in at around $68K annually on average. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Process Engineers — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $47K to approximately $97K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Process Engineers is high. Men account for the majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,121 - $92,896
$50K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,383
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50%
90%

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$15.57 - $38.94
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$23
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,121 - $92,896  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $8,688  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $12,490  
Total Pay (?
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$47,147 - $96,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.57 - $38.94  
   
Overtime
$20.74 - $47.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.00 - $8,688  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $12,490  
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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$47,147 - $96,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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 go on to become Senior Process Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Process Engineers is $100K annually. As Manufacturing Process Engineers progress in their field, many go on to become Manufacturing Engineering Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $95K per year. Another common career choice for Manufacturing Process Engineers is to move into a Manufacturing Production Manager role. Typically, Manufacturing Production Managers get paid $62K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Process Engineer


Manufacturing Process Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Design, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Word. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $64K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Process Engineers make a median salary of $78K. Manufacturing Process Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $86K.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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