Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $69K per year. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Process Engineers bottoms out near $47K and approaches $98K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career duration and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Men make up the vast majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers (80 percent) who took the survey. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Manufacturing Process Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,200 - $95,897
$50K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,235
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50%
90%

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$15.51 - $37.93
$16
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.75
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,200 - $95,897  
   
Bonus
$5.21 - $9,145  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $12,562  
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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$47,075 - $98,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $37.93  
   
Overtime
$20.68 - $46.70  
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
$5.21 - $9,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $12,562  
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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$47,075 - $98,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

  • 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.
  • Create product specifications and detailed assembly instructions.
  • 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.

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 Process Engineer. The average Senior Process Engineer brings home $100K per year. With an annual salary of $96K, 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 $63K — is also typical for Manufacturing Process Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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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 Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Design, Microsoft Office, and SolidWorks. Most people experienced in Manufacturing Process Engineering also know Lean Manufacturing and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Process Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Process Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Process Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Process Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 64 salaries. A Manufacturing Process Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 45 salaries.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

▲22%

▲13%

▲11%

National Average
$70,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%