Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Median pay for Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K per year. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Project Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $48K to $97K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,586 - $93,845
(Median)
$49K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,904
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50%
90%

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$16.97 - $43.06
(Median)
$17
$24
$43
MEDIAN: $23.00
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
$48,586 - $93,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,811  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $10,926  
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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$48,208 - $97,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 454
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $43.06  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,811  
   
Profit Sharing
$988 - $10,926  
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).
)
$48,208 - $97,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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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There are some Manufacturing Project Engineers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Manufacturing Engineering Managers, where earnings are an average $94K annually. 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 wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Access, Engineering Design, and Computer Aided Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $72K. For Manufacturing Project Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $77K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $85K.

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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 5%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$68,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 8%

up arrow 10%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
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%