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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent nearly two-thirds of Senior Manufacturing Engineers. Salaries average out to around $85K per year and spread from $68K to $111K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Manufacturing Engineers ranges from $68K on the lower end to $111K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Manufacturing Engineers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$67,717 - $104,336
(Median)
$68K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,719
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$24.52 - $55.37
(Median)
$25
$34
$55
MEDIAN: $34.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,717 - $104,336  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,133  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $10,172  
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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$68,035 - $110,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,039
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.52 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$0.79 - $60.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,133  
   
Profit Sharing
$962 - $10,172  
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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$68,035 - $110,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Senior Manufacturing Engineers who go on to become Manufacturing Engineering Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Manufacturing Engineering Manager, an upper-level role, pays $94K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


General Electric Co (GE) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $106K.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Powerpoint, SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Six Sigma Black Belt and 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $77K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $84K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Manufacturing Engineers make a median salary of $88K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Manufacturing Engineers, 19 percent above the national average. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent), Irvine (+17 percent), Fremont (+15 percent), and Sunnyvale (+10 percent). Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Memphis (8 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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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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Process Improvement
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
0%

Engineering Design
0%

CAD/CAM
0%

National Average
$87,000

Lean Manufacturing
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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up arrow 5%

Six Sigma Black Belt
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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