Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $67K annually. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Project Engineers ranges from $47K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Manufacturing Project Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 85 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Project Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$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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National Salary 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
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 progress into high-paying roles like Manufacturing Engineering Manager, where median compensation 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 an Engineering Project Manager role, where pay is often $88K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Manufacturing


Survey results imply that Manufacturing Project Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Engineering Design, Microsoft Access, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, Microsoft Word, 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.


For Manufacturing Project Engineers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $58K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $73K. Manufacturing Project Engineers bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $81K 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 8%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
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Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$68,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

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

Microsoft Word
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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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