Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

With roughly two in three of Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Manufacturing Engineers is $84K per year and can range from $68K on the lower end to $110K per year near the higher end. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $68K and hits $110K on the high end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$67,687 - $103,463
(Median)
$68K
$84K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,494
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$24.52 - $55.37
(Median)
$25
$34
$55
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,687 - $103,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,140  
Profit Sharing
$721 - $10,250  
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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$68,015 - $110,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.52 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$0.79 - $60.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,140  
   
Profit Sharing
$721 - $10,250  
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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$68,015 - $110,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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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Many Senior Manufacturing Engineers move into a Manufacturing Engineering Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Manufacturing Engineering Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Manufacturing Engineers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers flock to General Motors Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $107K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Six Sigma Black Belt and AutoCAD. Most people who know Lean Manufacturing also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $77K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $83K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $88K. Senior Manufacturing Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Senior Manufacturing Engineers in Redwood City receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+20 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), Irvine (+18 percent), and Fremont (+15 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$87,000



Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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SolidWorks
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Powerpoint
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CAD/CAM
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
0%

Engineering Design
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National Average
$87,000

Lean Manufacturing
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Process Improvement
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Six Sigma Black Belt
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%