Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $67K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Project Engineers vary widely between $47K and $100K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. There are far more male Manufacturing Project Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Project Engineers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,166 - $96,689
(Median)
$48K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,395
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$17.58 - $45.23
(Median)
$18
$25
$45
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,166 - $96,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,876  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $8,000  
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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$47,461 - $99,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.58 - $45.23  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $49.81  
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
$0.00 - $7,876  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $8,000  
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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$47,461 - $99,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Manufacturing Engineering Manager. The latter position pays an average of $94K 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 $88K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Project Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Engineering Design, Microsoft Access, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $58K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $73K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Manufacturing Project Engineers bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $81K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 8%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
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Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$68,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 2%


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

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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