Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

About 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 $69K to $115K per year, and the average comes out to $86K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $11K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $69K and hits $115K on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the company and tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$68,244 - $108,086
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$68K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $86,129
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$24.72 - $59.71
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,244 - $108,086  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,667  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $10,412  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$68,683 - $114,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$24.72 - $59.71  
   
Overtime
$1.16 - $72.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,667  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $10,412  
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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$68,683 - $114,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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Many Senior Manufacturing Engineers move into a Manufacturing Engineering Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Manufacturing Engineering Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Senior Manufacturing Engineers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Medtronic, Inc., Eaton Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp, General Motors Corporation, and General Electric Co (GE). Senior Manufacturing Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at General Motors Corporation, where the average salary comes to $105K.

Bringing up the rear, Eaton Corporation's median pay of $84K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $122K.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers seem to wield many skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Six Sigma Green Belt and AutoCAD. Most people experienced in 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.


Senior Manufacturing Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $78K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $85K. Senior Manufacturing Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,551

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

For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+25 percent), Irvine (+17 percent), Sunnyvale (+14 percent), and Fremont (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 6 percent, Milwaukee is the market with the smallest paychecks. Rochester and Memphis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 21%

Process Improvement
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$89,000

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Six Sigma Green Belt
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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