Production Engineer Salary

Median pay for Production Engineers in the United States is around $70K annually, but employers in Denver offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $123K. Production Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Midland (+74 percent), Oklahoma City (+56 percent), New York (+55 percent), and Bakersfield (+54 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,846 - $107,828
$48K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,140
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$13.51 - $32.93
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MEDIAN: $19.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,846 - $107,828  
   
Bonus
$297.58 - $14,173  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $10,088  
Total Pay (?
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$43,854 - $114,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 592
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $32.93  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$23.08 - $51.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$297.58 - $14,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $10,088  
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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$43,854 - $114,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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

  • Assist in process hazard analysis and drive resulting action items to completion.
  • Perform training to operators on new processes.
  • Modify and update all Safety Information and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement.

Common Career Paths for Production Engineer


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Advancing into a Petroleum Engineer role seems to be a popular career move for Production Engineers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $103K per year. With an annual salary of $72K, Process Engineer is the most common role for Production Engineers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Engineer role — which usually pays $63K — is also typical for Production Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Production Engineer


Production Engineers flock to Dow Chemical Co, Denso International America, Inc., The Boeing Company, Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., and Gentex Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, The Boeing Company offers the most; Production Engineers earn $87K on average there.

Popular Skills for Production Engineer


Production Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Well Production Engineering, Operations Management, and Chemical Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent, 19 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing SolidWorks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Computer Aided Design and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Lean Manufacturing also know Process Improvement.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Production Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 473 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 169 salaries. An experienced Production Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 88 salaries. A Production Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,541

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Key Stats for Production Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Production Engineer Salaries

▲47%

▲15%

▲13%

National Average
$70,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Production Engineer Salaries






National Average
$70,000





Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
▼19%


SolidWorks
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%