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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary (United States)

Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and nearly two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Salary is expected to be around $84K per year, but may range from $68K to $108K per year. In the world of Senior Manufacturing Engineers, overall income ranges from $68K near the bottom to $108K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Senior Manufacturing Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to 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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,797 - $101,762  
   
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.31 - $58.15  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
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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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. Manufacturing Engineering Managers typically make $93K a year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Senior Manufacturing Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, SolidWorks, Project Management, and Powerpoint are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $77K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $82K. Senior Manufacturing Engineers see a median salary of $87K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $91K. In this field, age distribution is widespread: 33 percent of those surveyed report the most experience (more than two decades), and 32 percent have the least experience (one to nine years). 34 percent of respondents fall in the middle, with 10-20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$86,000
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For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, Irvine provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Houston, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Boston also offer top salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 19 percent, 16 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent more, respectively. Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 2 percent lower, 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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SolidWorks
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Project Management
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Powerpoint
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$86,000
Lean Manufacturing
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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%