Production Engineer Salary

The median salary for Production Engineers in the United States is $70K per year, and compared to other cities, Denver offers the biggest paychecks at around $123K on average. Production Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Midland (+74 percent), Oklahoma City (+56 percent), New York (+55 percent), and Bakersfield (+54 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$48,489 - $111,651
$48K
$70K
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MEDIAN: $70,396
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$13.09 - $29.92
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MEDIAN: $19.63
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$0$116K
Salary $48,489 - $111,651
Bonus $292.06 - $13,809
Profit Sharing $51.52 - $10,098
Total Pay (?
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$45,821 - $116,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 628
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $13.09 - $29.92
Overtime $23.99 - $49.83
Annual Data $0$116K
Bonus $292.06 - $13,809
Profit Sharing $51.52 - $10,098
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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$45,821 - $116,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68

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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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Production Engineers who move on to become Petroleum Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Petroleum Engineers get paid an average of $103K per year. A Process Engineer role is the most common promotion for Production Engineers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $72K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Production Engineers is a Manufacturing Engineer position, where earnings are usually $63K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Production Engineer


Dow Chemical Co, Denso International America, Inc., The Boeing Company, Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., and Gentex Corporation are among the top companies that take on many Production Engineers. 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 seem to exploit a large range 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, 18 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. Employees educated in Lean Manufacturing are typically practiced in Process Improvement, too.

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: $69,655

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Production Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Engineer?

Production Engineer in Oakland:
"Production Engineer."
Pros: Lots of responsibility, working knowledge that fits my long-term career goals.
Cons: Maximum work for minimum pay.

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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 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Production Engineer Salaries

▲46%

▲15%

▲12%

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 116 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 9%
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