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Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

An average Manufacturing Process Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K per year. Total incomes of Manufacturing Process Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $9K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $45K and $90K. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,313 - $86,559
(Median)
$48K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,820
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50%
90%

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$13.75 - $31.93
(Median)
$14
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,313 - $86,559  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,957  
Profit Sharing
$925 - $7,241  
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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$45,388 - $89,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 825
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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $31.93  
   
Overtime
$21.79 - $47.05  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$925 - $7,241  
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).
)
$45,388 - $89,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Chemical Engineer. The average Senior Chemical Engineer brings home $103K per year. 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 $94K 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


Survey results imply that Manufacturing Process Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 5 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design, and Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Manufacturing Process Engineering are similarly competent 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.


For Manufacturing Process Engineers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Manufacturing Process Engineers bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $76K.

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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%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

National Average
$65,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Six Sigma
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 4%



SolidWorks
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

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: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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