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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

Two in three 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 $68K to $109K per year, and the average comes out to $84K annually. Total cash compensation for Senior Manufacturing Engineers runs from $68K to $109K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Most Senior Manufacturing Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$67,611 - $102,696
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84K
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MEDIAN: $84,421
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$24.39 - $56.67
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,611 - $102,696  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,126  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,747  
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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$67,874 - $109,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 895
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.39 - $56.67  
   
Overtime
$0.39 - $58.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,126  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $10,747  
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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$67,874 - $109,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 $93K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at General Motors Corporation, where the average salary comes to $108K.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Powerpoint are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Six Sigma Black Belt and 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.


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 $83K. On average, Senior Manufacturing Engineers make $87K following one to two decades on the job. Senior Manufacturing Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Manufacturing Engineers will find that Redwood City offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Senior Manufacturing Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Irvine (+19 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Charlotte. Below-median salaries also turn up in Memphis and Indianapolis (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$87,000



Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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SolidWorks
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Project Management
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Powerpoint
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CAD/CAM
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
0%

National Average
$87,000

Lean Manufacturing
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Process Improvement
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Six Sigma Black Belt
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

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