Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

With nearly two-thirds 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 $86K annually and can range from $69K on the lower end to $115K per year near the higher end. Overall cash earnings for Senior Manufacturing Engineers vary widely between $69K and $115K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $11K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Senior Manufacturing Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$68,244 - $108,086
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$68K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $86,129
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$24.72 - $59.71
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,244 - $108,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,667  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $10,412  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$68,683 - $114,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.72 - $59.71  
   
Overtime
$1.16 - $72.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,667  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $10,412  
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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$68,683 - $114,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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.

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Senior Manufacturing Engineers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Median pay for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $94K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Senior Manufacturing Engineers, Medtronic, Inc., Eaton Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp, General Motors Corporation, and General Electric Co (GE) are leading firms in the industry. General Motors Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $105K.

Offering a median salary of only $84K, Eaton Corporation gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $69K to $122K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Six Sigma Green Belt and AutoCAD. Those proficient in Lean Manufacturing are, more often than not, also skilled 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $78K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. Senior Manufacturing Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $90K. 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 $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,551

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Manufacturing Engineers, 26 percent above the national average. Senior Manufacturing Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+25 percent), Irvine (+17 percent), Sunnyvale (+14 percent), and Fremont (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Rochester and 4 percent less in Memphis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 21%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$89,000

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Six Sigma Green Belt
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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