The average salary for a Production Engineer is $66,057 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Chemical Process Engineering and Well Production Engineering.
Production Engineer Total Pay (?
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$47,626 - $90,375
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90K
MEDIAN: $66,057
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Production Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.59 - $33.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$47,626 - $90,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,091  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $8,036  
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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$45,284 - $93,223  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $33.27  
   
Overtime
$4.00 - $51.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $8,036  
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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$45,284 - $93,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 503
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Job Description for Production Engineer
A product engineer is responsible for overseeing the production of a product, typically in an indoor factory setting. They are responsible for ensuring that production demands are met efficiently and cost effectively. They often must decide which materials should be used to construct a product, how to assemble a product to ensure quality, and how to operate a production line with both machinery and manpower. Production engineers must work with company leaders to determine the demand for the product and the budget under which the product must be produced. The product engineer must work with the computer software that operates the factory machinery, as well as factory and production employees to ensure that tasks are being completed efficiently. Often, they are responsible for determining the number of employees needed to produce the product and are usually involved in the hiring process of those employees.
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Production Engineer Tasks
  • Modify and update all Safety Information and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Assist in process hazard analysis and drive resulting action items to completion.
  • Perform training to operators on new processes.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Production Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Production Engineer Salaries

Chemical Process Engineering
up arrow 18%
Production Management
up arrow 9%
National Average
$66,000
Operations Management
up arrow 1%
Process Improvement
up arrow 5%
Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 6%
Project Management
up arrow 11%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 18%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 133 votes.
Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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