Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

Nearly two-thirds of Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $73K to $116K per year, and the average comes out to $90K per year. Total incomes of Senior Manufacturing Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $73K and $116K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Senior Manufacturing Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,274 - $110,252
$72K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,549
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50%
90%

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$24.24 - $58.76
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$40
$59
MEDIAN: $40.00
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90%

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$0$115K
Salary $72,274 - $110,252
Bonus $102.13 - $11,713
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,183
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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$73,124 - $115,918
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 688
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $24.24 - $58.76
Overtime $32.86 - $70.47
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $102.13 - $11,713
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,183
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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$73,124 - $115,918
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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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 $96K a year. Senior Manufacturing Engineers most frequently advance into Operations Manager and Project Engineer roles even though the median salaries are $33K lower and $25K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers flock to Eaton Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., General Electric Co (GE), Lockheed Martin Corp, and General Motors Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, General Motors Corporation offers the most; Senior Manufacturing Engineers earn $107K on average there.

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — Eaton Corporation offers the lowest median salary at $75K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $59K and $124K.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 pay less than market rate include AutoCAD, CAD/CAM, and autodesk autocad. It is often found that people who know Lean Manufacturing are also skilled in 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: $91,938

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

With a pay rate for Senior Manufacturing Engineers that is 38 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Redwood City (+25 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and San Diego (+5 percent). Senior Manufacturing Engineers in Wichita earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (13 percent less) and Chicago (6 percent less).

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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 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$92,000

▼4%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲4%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%


National Average
$92,000

Process Improvement
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%


Powerpoint
▼1%



▼2%



CAD/CAM
▼5%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

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