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Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Male Manufacturing Project Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $66K annually in the United States. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Project Engineers stretch from $48K on the lower end to $96K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$48,440 - $92,861
(Median)
48K
66K
78K
93K
MEDIAN: $66,035
10%
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90%

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$16.38 - $43.14
(Median)
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24
31
43
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
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75%
90%

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National Salary Data

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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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$48,440 - $92,861  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,514  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $10,174  
Commission
$250.00 - $5,000  
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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$47,918 - $95,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 584
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
$16.38 - $43.14  
   
Overtime
$22.76 - $50.02  
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 - $9,514  
   
Commission
$250.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$966 - $10,174  
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).
)
$47,918 - $95,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
United States (change)

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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Though it's uncommon, some Manufacturing Project Engineers move into roles as Manufacturing Engineering Managers, where pay is an average $93K per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Project Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Manufacturing Project Engineers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A typical salary for a Manufacturing Project Manager is $64K. Another frequent advance is for Manufacturing Project Engineers to assume a Senior Mechanical Engineer role; in this role, workers often take home $88K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Manufacturing


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access, Computer Aided Design, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $58K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $70K. For Manufacturing Project Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $77K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $83K.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salaries

Microsoft Project
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 6%

up arrow 12%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%