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Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary (United States)

Most Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States are men. Tutors earn an average of $66K annually,. In the world of Manufacturing Project Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $95K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $11K, respectively. Nearly all enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Though the majority of Manufacturing Project Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$47,713 - $91,825
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MEDIAN: $65,664
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Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$16.42 - $44.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$47,713 - $91,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,723  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $10,850  
Commission
$250.00 - $5,000  
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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$47,373 - $95,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 694
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.42 - $44.55  
   
Overtime
$23.24 - $49.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,723  
   
Commission
$250.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $10,850  
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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$47,373 - $95,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Job Description for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

The process of manufacturing is often complex, and it requires substantial management and planning to effectively and efficiently produce goods. The primary technical coordinator of these production processes is often called a manufacturing project engineer. This professional is tasked with managing the production and manufacturing process from conception to completion. The manufacturing project engineer supervises the various teams involved in the manufacturing process happen, examines project proposals, uses the information to plan the entire manufacturing process, and directs that process to completion.
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Project Engineer, Manufacturing Tasks
  • Analyze and provide solutions for issues with work assignments, machine capacity, production schedules, and anticipated delays.
  • Lead manufacturing engineering projects.
  • Train staff on equipment and procedures.
  • Develop, implement and document new product specifications and detailed assembly instructions.

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

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Manufacturing Project Engineers sometimes assume positions such as Manufacturing Engineering Managers. That role typically pays $93K per year. A Manufacturing Project Manager role is the most common promotion for Manufacturing Project Engineers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $64K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Manufacturing Project Engineers is a Senior Mechanical Engineer position, where earnings are usually $88K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Survey results imply that Manufacturing Project Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Engineering Design, Microsoft Access, and Computer Aided Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Manufacturing Project Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $58K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Manufacturing Project Engineers see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $84K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a little more than half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in six.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

Microsoft Project
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 5%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 5%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
0%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
$67,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 9%
up arrow 12%
SolidWorks
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%