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Average Manufacturing Engineer Salary

$69,457
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,022
Bonus
$12,000
Commission
$2,483
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Manufacturing Engineer is $69,457.
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$54k
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$69k
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$91k
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What Do Manufacturing Engineers Do?

Manufacturing Engineer Tasks
  • Design arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.
  • Train lower-level Manufacturing Engineers.
  • Adapt machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.
  • Identify, organize, and lead teams to resolve production and product issues.
  • Identify and implement cost savings and safety initiatives.

Job Satisfaction for Manufacturing Engineer

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Manufacturing Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Spacex where the average pay is $81,986. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Medtronic, Inc. and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $77,785 and $76,581, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $64,315. Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,043 and $76,328, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Manufacturing Engineers?

Skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineers?

An entry-level Manufacturing Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,531 based on 959 salaries. An early career Manufacturing Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,685 based on 5,954 salaries. A mid-career Manufacturing Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,052 based on 2,450 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,020 based on 1,268 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,731.
Employees with Manufacturing Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.0% more) and San Diego, California (7.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11,610 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.3%
Early Career
51.3%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
10.9%
Late Career
8.4%