Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States take home an average $65K per year. In the world of Manufacturing Process Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $90K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $7K, respectively. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Manufacturing Process Engineers are male. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Process Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,195 - $86,411
(Median)
$48K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,911
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50%
90%

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$13.93 - $39.35
(Median)
$14
$21
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,195 - $86,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,746  
Profit Sharing
$718 - $6,904  
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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$45,582 - $90,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 776
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $39.35  
   
Overtime
$22.32 - $49.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,746  
   
Profit Sharing
$718 - $6,904  
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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$45,582 - $90,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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. The most common promotion for Manufacturing Process Engineers is Manufacturing Engineering Manager, a position that typically pays $94K annually. Another standard transition for Manufacturing Process Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Manufacturing Production Manager role, where pay is often $62K.

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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, Project Management, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in 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.


For many Manufacturing Process Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $60K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $69K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Manufacturing Process Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $78K.

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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%




Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

Six Sigma
0%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 4%



SolidWorks
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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