Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

For Manufacturing Project Engineers, yearly average wages total $70K annually. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Project Engineers varies from $50K to $100K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Male Manufacturing Project Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,668 - $95,347
$51K
$70K
$95K
MEDIAN: $69,789
10%
50%
90%

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$20.99 - $49.32
$21
$24
$49
MEDIAN: $24.14
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$50,668 - $95,347  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $10,101  
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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$50,140 - $99,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.99 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$35.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$402.68 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $10,101  
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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$50,140 - $99,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

  • Train staff on equipment and procedures.
  • Develop, implement and document new product specifications and detailed assembly instructions.
  • Analyze and provide solutions for issues with work assignments, machine capacity, production schedules, and anticipated delays.
  • Lead manufacturing engineering projects.

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Manufacturing


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Manufacturing Project Engineers may progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Engineering Manager, where median compensation is $95K annually. Given that the median pay is $64K, it may be surprising to find that a Manufacturing Project Manager is the most common role for Manufacturing Project Engineers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Engineering Project Manager role — which pays $89K — is also typical for Manufacturing Project Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Manufacturing


Survey takers working as Manufacturing Project Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, Microsoft Project, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. Most people 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $65K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $75K. Manufacturing Project Engineers bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Manufacturing Project Engineer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $96K.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

▲37%

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
$70,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries



Microsoft Project
▲5%


Microsoft Access
▼0%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
$70,000


Microsoft Word
▼2%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼8%

▼9%

SolidWorks
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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