Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Senior Manufacturing Engineers. Salaries average out to around $88K per year and spread from $71K to $114K per year. In the world of Senior Manufacturing Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $71K and $114K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $11K and $10K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the company and experience level. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$69,943 - $108,620
(Median)
$70K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,502
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90%

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$26.32 - $58.06
(Median)
$26
$44
$58
MEDIAN: $44.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,943 - $108,620  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $11,065  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $10,094  
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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$70,689 - $114,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 720
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.32 - $58.06  
   
Overtime
$37.19 - $70.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$203.47 - $11,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $10,094  
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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$70,689 - $114,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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. A lot of Senior Manufacturing Engineers advance their careers by becoming Operations Managers and Project Engineers. However, those positions offer $31K less and $23K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Many Senior Manufacturing Engineers can be found at Eaton Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., General Motors Corporation, General Electric Co (GE), and Lockheed Martin Corp, firms that are at the top of the field. Senior Manufacturing Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at General Motors Corporation, where the average salary comes to $106K.

Though lagging the field in terms of compensation — Eaton Corporation offers the lowest median salary at $79K — pay within the company still varies considerably between $69K and $123K.

Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Survey takers working as Senior Manufacturing Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Powerpoint are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, autodesk autocad, and CAD/CAM. 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.


For Senior Manufacturing Engineers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $80K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $87K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. 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 $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,265

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

Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Senior Manufacturing Engineers in Redwood City receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Manufacturing Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+22 percent), Sunnyvale (+16 percent), Irvine (+15 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Wichita, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Rochester also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries



National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 1%

Process Improvement
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$90,000

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 1%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 3%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 4%

up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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