Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $67K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Manufacturing Project Engineers range from $48K on the low end to $98K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $14K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Project Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Manufacturing Project Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,290 - $95,152

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$16.97 - $44.13

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$49,290 - $95,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,319  
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $13,574  
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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$48,488 - $98,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $44.13  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $49.75  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,009 - $13,574  
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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$48,488 - $98,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Manufacturing Project Engineers move into roles as Manufacturing Engineering Managers, where pay is an average $94K per year. 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 an Engineering Project Manager 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, Engineering Design, Microsoft Access, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Manufacturing Project Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $60K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. Manufacturing Project Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $78K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $84K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

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

up arrow 9%

SolidWorks
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
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%
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