Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary (United States)

Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $86,374 annually, on average, but can range from $68,016 to $108,330 per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10,101 each, total income generally ranges from $67,797 to $101,762 depending on individual performance. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; the vast majority claim both medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. The majority of Senior Manufacturing Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary (?
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$67,797 - $101,762
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MEDIAN: $83,920
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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary (?
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$24.31 - $58.15
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$67,797 - $101,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $10,858  
Total Pay (?
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$68,016 - $108,330  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 830
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Hourly Rate
$24.31 - $58.15  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $59.18  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$996 - $10,858  
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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$68,016 - $108,330  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, career progression may result in somewhat stagnant compensation. Typically, a Manufacturing Engineering Manager, an upper-level role, will earn an amount similar to those further down the career ladder.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Senior Manufacturing Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Microsoft Excel is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 3 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.
For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. Starting out, salaries fall in the $77K range but grow to $82K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $88K. As Senior Manufacturing Engineers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $100K. In this field, there is a large range of employee experience; those with the least amount of experience—one to nine years—make up 32 percent of people in the field; those with 10-20 represent 34 percent, and those with the most experience—more than 20 years—account for 33 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$86,000
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For those looking to make money, Senior Manufacturing Engineers in Irvine enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+19 percent), San Jose (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Milwaukee is the lowest-paying area, 7 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Chicago (-6 percent and -2 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

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$86,000

Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Project Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Engineering Design
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$86,000
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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