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Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States take home an average $67K annually. Total cash compensation for Manufacturing Project Engineers runs from $48K to $98K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. For the most part, Manufacturing Project Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,451 - $94,341
(Median)
$48K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,832
10%
50%
90%

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$17.17 - $43.56
(Median)
$17
$24
$44
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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
$48,451 - $94,341  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,698  
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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$48,198 - $97,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415
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
$17.17 - $43.56  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $49.23  
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 - $9,698  
   
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).
)
$48,198 - $97,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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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It's not very common for Manufacturing Project Engineers to move on to become Manufacturing Engineering Managers. Average pay for a Manufacturing Engineering Manager is $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 a Senior Mechanical Engineer role, where pay is often $88K.

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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 seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design. Most people experienced in 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.


Manufacturing Project Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $59K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. Manufacturing Project Engineers bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Manufacturing Project Engineer with more than 20 years of experience can earn $87K on average.

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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%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

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 Word
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

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

up arrow 10%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
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: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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