Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

Pay for Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $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. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Manufacturing Process Engineers are male. For the most part, Manufacturing Process Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,204 - $86,397
(Median)
$48K
$65K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,945
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50%
90%

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$14.06 - $39.72
(Median)
$14
$21
$40
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
$48,204 - $86,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,731  
Profit Sharing
$690 - $6,953  
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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$45,644 - $90,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $39.72  
   
Overtime
$22.32 - $49.02  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,731  
   
Profit Sharing
$690 - $6,953  
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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$45,644 - $90,205  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Manufacturing Process Engineers who go on to become Senior Chemical Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Chemical Engineers is $103K annually. 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


Manufacturing Process Engineers seem to exploit a large range 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 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Manufacturing Process Engineering indicates knowledge of 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 4%



SolidWorks
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 188 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
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 8%
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