Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $72K to $114K per year, median earnings come to $89K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Manufacturing Engineers can bottom out near $72K or peak near $114K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$70,954 - $108,818
$71K
$89K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,710
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50%
90%

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$26.32 - $58.06
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$44
$58
MEDIAN: $44.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,954 - $108,818  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $11,835  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $10,161  
Total Pay (?
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$71,718 - $114,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 659
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$26.32 - $58.06  
   
Overtime
$36.84 - $71.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.13 - $11,835  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $10,161  
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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$71,718 - $114,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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

  • Define, analyze, and propose solutions to engineering problems.
  • Monitor and evaluate equipment and materials to ensure optimal results.
  • Manage and lead complex projects involving cross-functional teams.
  • Perform calculations and evaluations to propose new projects and increase efficiency.

Common Career Paths for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


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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 $96K. Senior Manufacturing Engineers most frequently advance into Operations Manager and Project Engineer roles even though the median salaries are $32K lower and $24K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Eaton Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., General Electric Co (GE), Lockheed Martin Corp, and General Motors Corporation. Senior Manufacturing Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at General Motors Corporation, where the average salary comes to $107K.

Offering a median salary of only $75K, Eaton Corporation pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $59K to $124K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Survey takers working as Senior Manufacturing Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include AutoCAD and CAD/CAM. Most people familiar with Lean Manufacturing also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Manufacturing Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 134 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Manufacturing Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Senior Manufacturing Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 285 salaries. A Senior Manufacturing Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 204 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,382

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

For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Redwood City (+26 percent), San Jose (+16 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and San Diego (+6 percent). Wichita is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Workers in Charlotte and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$91,000

▼3%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲5%



Process Improvement
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Powerpoint
▼0%

National Average
$91,000




▼1%



CAD/CAM
▼4%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 4%