Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States take home an average $65K annually. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Process Engineers bottoms out near $46K and approaches $90K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Male Manufacturing Process Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Process Engineers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,204 - $86,084

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$14.06 - $39.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$48,204 - $86,084  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,528  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $7,167  
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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$45,556 - $89,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 736
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $39.72  
   
Overtime
$22.27 - $49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,528  
   
Profit Sharing
$685 - $7,167  
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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$45,556 - $89,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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At the upper end, Manufacturing Process Engineers who move into a Senior Chemical Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Chemical Engineers is a much higher $103K per year. More often than not, a Manufacturing Engineering Manager role is the next step for Manufacturing Process Engineers moving up in the field. Manufacturing Engineering Managers usually make $94K per year. Many other Manufacturing Process Engineers choose to take on a Manufacturing Production Manager role, where salaries are typically $62K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Process Engineer


Manufacturing Process Engineers report using 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 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, and Computer Aided Design. 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. Manufacturing Process Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $78K on average.

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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 9%




Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Six Sigma
up arrow 2%

National Average
$65,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 4%



SolidWorks
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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