Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

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 $68K to $111K per year, and the average comes out to $85K per year. Incomes of Senior Manufacturing Engineers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $68K on the low end and $111K on the high end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and years of experience. Job satisfaction for Senior Manufacturing Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$67,826 - $104,367
(Median)
$68K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,712
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90%

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$24.69 - $53.83
(Median)
$25
$35
$54
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,826 - $104,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,116  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $10,098  
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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$68,105 - $110,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,067
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.69 - $53.83  
   
Overtime
$0.86 - $60.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,116  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $10,098  
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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$68,105 - $110,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Senior Manufacturing Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at General Electric Co (GE), where the average salary comes to $106K.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Senior Manufacturing Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Six Sigma Black 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 $77K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $84K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $91K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Senior Manufacturing Engineers, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent), Irvine (+17 percent), Fremont (+15 percent), and Sunnyvale (+10 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Indianapolis and Memphis earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 2 percent.

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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

Microsoft Office
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Lean Manufacturing
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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 178 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: 6%
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