Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $69K annually. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Project Engineers ranges from $50K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Manufacturing Project Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Manufacturing Project Engineers are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$50,521 - $95,671
$51K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,207
10%
50%
90%

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$21.72 - $34.50
$25
MEDIAN: $24.60
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,521 - $95,671  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $9,899  
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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$50,279 - $100,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.60  
   
Overtime
$35.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$394.53 - $9,899  
   
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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$50,279 - $100,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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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As Manufacturing Project Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Manufacturing Engineering Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Manufacturing Engineering Managers earn $96K on average per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Project Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Manufacturing Project Engineers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Manufacturing Project Manager is $64K. Another frequent advance is for Manufacturing Project Engineers to assume an Engineering Project Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $89K.

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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 of 7 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


For Manufacturing Project Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $64K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $75K on average. Manufacturing Project Engineers bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $96K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

▲38%

▲16%

▲7%

National Average
$70,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries



Microsoft Project
▲5%


Microsoft Access
▼0%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
$70,000



Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%



▼8%

SolidWorks
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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