Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

For Manufacturing Process Engineers, annual average wages total $66K per year. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Process Engineers vary widely between $45K and $92K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $9K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Manufacturing Process Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (85 percent) of Manufacturing Process Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$48,421 - $88,311
(Median)
$48K
$66K
$88K
MEDIAN: $65,916
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50%
90%

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$13.99 - $38.38
(Median)
$14
$20
$38
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,421 - $88,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,980  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $8,672  
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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$45,297 - $92,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $38.38  
   
Overtime
$23.10 - $47.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$618 - $8,672  
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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$45,297 - $92,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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 $104K 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


Manufacturing Process Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Excel. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

Six Sigma Green Belt
up arrow 7%


Process Improvement
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Six Sigma
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$66,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 4%





SolidWorks
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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