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Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary (United States)

A typical Manufacturing Process Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $64K annually. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Process Engineers — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $45K to approximately $90K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all workers, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers (88 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Process Engineers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's 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  
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  
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 advance into the role of a Senior Chemical Engineer are fairly uncommon. Senior Chemical Engineers $103K per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Engineering Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Manufacturing Process Engineers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $93K. Another frequent advance is for Manufacturing Process Engineers to assume a Manufacturing Production Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $61K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Manufacturing Process Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 , SolidWorks, and CAD/CAM. Most people familiar with 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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $67K. Manufacturing Process Engineers see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $77K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in seven.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$65,000
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Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Manufacturing Process Engineers in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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
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Lean Manufacturing
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Engineering Design
0%
AutoCAD
0%
National Average
$65,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
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%