Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Median pay for Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States is around $71K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Manufacturing Project Engineers are male. Most Manufacturing Project Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,141 - $95,594
$51K
$71K
$96K
MEDIAN: $70,926
10%
50%
90%

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$21.72 - $34.63
$25
MEDIAN: $24.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,141 - $95,594  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$50,998 - $98,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$24.60  
   
Overtime
$35.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$300.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$50,998 - $98,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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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Manufacturing Project Engineers who go on to become Manufacturing Engineering Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $96K annually. The most common promotion for Manufacturing Project Engineers is a Manufacturing Project Manager position, which usually brings in $64K a year. Another standard transition for Manufacturing Project Engineers seeking advancement is to assume an Engineering Project Manager role, where pay is often $89K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Manufacturing


Survey results imply that Manufacturing Project Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Engineering Design, Project Management, Microsoft Project, and autodesk autocad are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Pay by Experience for a Project Engineer, Manufacturing has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Engineer, Manufacturing with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Engineer, Manufacturing with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer, Manufacturing which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 29 salaries. A Project Engineer, Manufacturing with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

▲33%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$72,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries



Microsoft Project
▲2%


National Average
$72,000

Microsoft Access
▼3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼3%



Windows Operating System General Use
▼7%



▼11%

SolidWorks
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 8%
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