Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary (United States)

Roughly two in three of Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $68,016 to $108,330 per year, but standard earnings come to around $86,374 per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Manufacturing Engineers varies from $68,016 to $108,330; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10,101 each. Residency and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Senior Manufacturing Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary (?
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$67,797 - $101,762
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MEDIAN: $83,920
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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary (?
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$24.31 - $58.15
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$67,797 - $101,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $10,858  
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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$68,016 - $108,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$24.31 - $58.15  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$996 - $10,858  
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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$68,016 - $108,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

A senior manufacturing engineer is an executive who works in a company’s production operations. They handle the monitoring and maintenance of technical aspects of the manufacturing process, looking at a variety of metrics gathered throughout the process. They coordinate and integrate the manufacturing process, as well as analyze efficiency data and process flow. They usually work with a manufacturing manager to ensure that a company’s standards for manufacturing are maintained, as well as in developing new production methods and implementing new product processes.
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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Tasks
  • Manage and lead complex projects involving cross-functional teams.
  • Perform calculations and evaluations to propose new projects and increase efficiency.
  • Define, analyze, and propose solutions to engineering problems.
  • Monitor and evaluate equipment and materials to ensure optimal results.

Common Career Paths for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, career advancements do not correlate with a rise in salary. Typically, lower-level Senior Manufacturing Engineers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Survey results suggest that Senior Manufacturing Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Those who have experience with Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 3 percent more than the national average, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD. Those educated in Lean Manufacturing tend to be well-versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Senior Manufacturing Engineers with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $77K to $82K. Compensation is $88K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Senior Manufacturing Engineers earning an average of $100K per year. Age distribution in this workforce is widespread and evident in its breakdown: 32 percent of those who answered report one to nine years of experience; 34 percent claim 10-20 years, and 33 percent have more than two decades under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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$86,000
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Irvine is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Manufacturing Engineers, 20 percent higher than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Boston, top-paying markets where Senior Manufacturing Engineers rake in more than the national norm (+19 percent, +16 percent, +10 percent, and +9 percent). Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Employers pay around -6 percent in Charlotte and -2 percent in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

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$86,000

Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%