Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

With approximately 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 $85K annually and can range from $68K on the lower end to $111K per year near the higher end. 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. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,911 - $104,501
(Median)
$68K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,759
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$24.69 - $53.83
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$25
$35
$54
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$67,911 - $104,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,129  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $10,098  
Total Pay (?
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$68,193 - $110,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,079
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Hourly Rate
$24.69 - $53.83  
   
Overtime
$0.86 - $60.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,129  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $10,098  
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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$68,193 - $110,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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


For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at General Electric Co (GE); in fact, median earnings sit around $106K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Manufacturing Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and SolidWorks 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. The majority of those 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Manufacturing Engineers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $78K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $84K. Senior Manufacturing Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $88K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $91K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Manufacturing Engineers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Senior Manufacturing Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), Irvine (+17 percent), Fremont (+15 percent), and Sunnyvale (+10 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Workers in Indianapolis and Memphis earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 2 percent.

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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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Powerpoint
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SolidWorks
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
0%

Engineering Design
0%

Process Improvement
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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Six Sigma Black Belt
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 178 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
34%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

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