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Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

An average Manufacturing Process Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K annually. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Process Engineers approaches anywhere from $45K on the lower end to $90K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Manufacturing Process Engineers are male. The majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,272 - $86,325
(Median)
$48K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,680
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50%
90%

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$13.78 - $31.80
(Median)
$14
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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
$48,272 - $86,325  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,034  
Profit Sharing
$965 - $7,397  
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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$45,304 - $89,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 863
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
$13.78 - $31.80  
   
Overtime
$21.36 - $46.97  
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 - $9,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$965 - $7,397  
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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$45,304 - $89,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Manufacturing Process Engineers sometimes become Senior Chemical Engineers, where the average income is $103K per year. With an annual salary of $94K, Manufacturing Engineering Manager is the most common role for Manufacturing Process Engineers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Production Manager role — which usually pays $62K — is also typical for Manufacturing Process Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Process Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Green Belt, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Process Improvement, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design, and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Manufacturing Process Engineering are also skilled 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $60K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. Manufacturing Process Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $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 7%



Project Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Six Sigma
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 5%



SolidWorks
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%