Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Manufacturing Project Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $66,901 per year. Compensation ranges from $47,373 on the low end to $95,126 per year on the high end. Overall cash allowance—including $9,723 bonuses and $10,850 profit sharing proceeds—ranges between $47,713 and $91,825. In this profession, the vast majority individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$47,713 - $91,825
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MEDIAN: $65,664
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Project Engineer, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$16.42 - $44.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$47,713 - $91,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,723  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $10,850  
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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$47,373 - $95,126  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 694
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.42 - $44.55  
   
Overtime
$23.24 - $49.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,723  
   
Commission
$250.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $10,850  
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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$47,373 - $95,126  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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, bringing in an extra $26K per year. The most common career progression for Manufacturing Project Engineers leads to becoming a Manufacturing Project Manager, which actually results in a pay cut of $3,006. However, many Manufacturing Project Engineers also opt to become a Senior Mechanical Engineer, a move that typically includes a raise of $21K.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Manufacturing Project Engineers report using a deep pool of 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, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD). Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Manufacturing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Starting out, salaries are typically $58K, which grows to $69,818 after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $77K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Manufacturing Project Engineers after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $84K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 17 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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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 6%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 5%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 5%
Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
0%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
$67,000
Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 9%
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SolidWorks
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%
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