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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately two in three have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $68K to $111K per year, median earnings come to $85K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $68K and hits $111K on the high end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Manufacturing Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$67,717 - $104,074
(Median)
$68K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,581
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$24.52 - $55.37
(Median)
$25
$34
$55
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,717 - $104,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,140  
Profit Sharing
$958 - $10,198  
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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$68,035 - $110,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,029
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.52 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$0.79 - $60.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,140  
   
Profit Sharing
$958 - $10,198  
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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$68,035 - $110,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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


General Motors Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $107K.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Survey results imply that Senior Manufacturing Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Powerpoint, SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Six Sigma Black Belt and AutoCAD. Most people skilled in Lean Manufacturing are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $77K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $83K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Senior Manufacturing Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $88K. 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


Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Senior Manufacturing Engineers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent), Irvine (+18 percent), Fremont (+15 percent), and Sunnyvale (+10 percent). Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Charlotte and 3 percent less in Memphis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
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Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Process Improvement
up arrow 1%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Process Engineering
0%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$87,000

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

up arrow 5%

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 7%

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
32%

Common Health Benefits

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