Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $67K per year. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Project Engineers vary widely between $48K and $98K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Manufacturing Project Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,923 - $94,944
(Median)
$49K
$67K
$95K
MEDIAN: $66,632
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50%
90%

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$17.07 - $43.86
(Median)
$17
$24
$44
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,923 - $94,944  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,827  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $10,213  
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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$48,385 - $98,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 367
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.07 - $43.86  
   
Overtime
$21.70 - $49.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,827  
   
Profit Sharing
$996 - $10,213  
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).
)
$48,385 - $98,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 pays $94K per year on average. The most common career progression for Manufacturing Project Engineers leads to becoming a Manufacturing Project Manager, where pay is typically $64K. However, many Manufacturing Project Engineers also opt to become Engineering Project Managers, a position that pays $88K on average.

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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 Microsoft Project, Engineering Design, Microsoft Access, and Computer Aided Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $73K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $77K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $84K.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

Microsoft Project
up arrow 9%


Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 5%

up arrow 8%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 7%
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