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Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States take home approximately $67K per year on average. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Project Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $98K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,767 - $94,202
(Median)
$49K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,959
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90%

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$17.10 - $43.76
(Median)
$17
$24
$44
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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
$48,767 - $94,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,713  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $11,150  
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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$48,484 - $97,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 404
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.10 - $43.76  
   
Overtime
$21.85 - $49.48  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,713  
   
Profit Sharing
$997 - $11,150  
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).
)
$48,484 - $97,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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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While not commonly seen, Manufacturing Project Engineers who transition into a Manufacturing Engineering Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $94K per year. 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 a Senior Mechanical Engineer role — which pays $88K — is also typical for Manufacturing Project Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Project Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Manufacturing Project Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $73K. Manufacturing Project Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Manufacturing Project Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $86K.

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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 6%


Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 7%

up arrow 10%

SolidWorks
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

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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