Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately two in three of Senior Manufacturing Engineers. Salaries average out to around $85K annually and spread from $68K to $110K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Manufacturing Engineers varies from $68K to $110K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Senior Manufacturing Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$67,911 - $104,111

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$24.69 - $53.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,911 - $104,111  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,088  
Profit Sharing
$962 - $9,919  
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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$68,186 - $110,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,079
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$24.69 - $53.83  
   
Overtime
$0.86 - $60.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,088  
   
Profit Sharing
$962 - $9,919  
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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$68,186 - $110,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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 transition into an upper level Manufacturing Engineering Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Manufacturing Engineering Manager makes $94K a year.

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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 results imply that Senior Manufacturing Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, 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. Most people skilled in Lean Manufacturing are similarly competent 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 appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $77K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $84K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $88K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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). Memphis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Indianapolis and Rochester (2 percent less).

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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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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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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
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%
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