$66,886
Avg. Salary
$24.58
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,904

Profit Sharing

$2,099

Commission

$13,000

The average pay for a Manufacturing Engineer is $24.58 per hour.

The average pay for a Manufacturing Engineer is $66,886 per year.

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$37
90%
MEDIAN $25
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MEDIAN $66,886
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MEDIAN: $66,886
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$15.51 - $36.83
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$0$90K
Salary $51,243 - $88,208
Bonus $286 - $8,113
Profit Sharing $355 - $7,674
Commission $13,000
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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$49,856 - $90,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,549
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $15.51 - $36.83
Hourly Tips $13.13
Overtime $23.99 - $51.89
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $286 - $8,113
Commission $13,000
Profit Sharing $355 - $7,674
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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$49,856 - $90,850
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,209

Job Description for Manufacturing Engineer

A manufacturing engineer is an expert in industrial production, who is in charge of researching and developing methods to design, build, and ship various items. They determine the best way to use a piece of machinery and how the assembly line workers can maximize efficiency. In some cases, manufacturing engineers are in charge of determining what new machinery or polices are needed at a company. Manufacturing engineers work in organizations that produce a number of goods, including building materials, consumer electronics, furniture, automobiles, and packaged food. They are in charge of performing broad research on existing technology and techniques and help to determine the most suitable equipment to use and decide on how that equipment should be stationed on the factory floor. A manufacturing engineer is also continuously working on ways to improve worker safety and satisfaction. They can write training manuals, develop worker classes, and conduct performance reviews.

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Manufacturing Engineer Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Engineer


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Though hard to find, Manufacturing Engineers sometimes become Manufacturing Engineering Managers. The role averages $96K per year. The most common promotion for Manufacturing Engineers is Senior Manufacturing Engineer, a position that typically pays $88K annually. Another standard transition for Manufacturing Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Manufacturing Process Engineer role, where pay is often $65K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Process Engineering, and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include autodesk autocad, SolidWorks, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Lean Manufacturing tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 3,708 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 1,449 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 948 salaries. A Manufacturing Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 614 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,314

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

Manufacturing Engineers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. Manufacturing Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Irvine (+15 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Detroit (+10 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Grand Rapids is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Manufacturing Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Manufacturing Engineer?

Manufacturing Engineer in Mansfield:
O Lead cross-functional teams on key strategic projects including cost reduction and process improvement projects. O Engineering support to contract manufacturers and Lead Cost saving/ sustaining/ Risk mitigation projects across different functions. Currently Leading projects with the contract manufacturers to save $2-3M related to manufacturing and completed a $2.5 M risk mitigation project. O Provide technical support for existing products by developing solutions for problems complex in nature and/or of relatively high organizational impact with a high level of accountability and authority and relatively minimal supervisory oversight. O Work to maintain product performance and quality for existing products by leading and assisting with issues relating to CAPAs, customer complaints and manufacturing processes improvements, such as: O Failure investigation and root cause analysis. O Regulatory compliance. O Process enhancement and improvement. O Coordinate activities, transfer technology.

Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego:
"Small fish big ocean."
Pros: Most people are fairly happy to be at work.
Cons: Small site in a big company. Too hard to progress in career and keep loosing benefits.

Manufacturing Engineer in Bowling Green:
"Expect the call."
No matter where you are someone may need help at your plant.

Manufacturing Engineer in Fredericksburg:
"Find a mentor."
I would recommend finding a mentor if possible with a similar educational background and similar career aspirations that is one level above your current level. A mentor could work for the same company, but doesn't have to and I would recommend if possible finding someone other than your direct report unless this person is an exceptional fit. Start out from the beginning gaining the acceptance and respect of those you work with, especially those that work on the front lines. You will need their help more than you know to be successful. Concentrate on working with them and not against them. Often you you will have conflicting ideas or be a part of implementing change that will be uncomfortable for them. Communication and involvement of these individuals is key to the success of your projects and ultimately you.

Manufacturing Engineer in Fairfield:
"You Are A Number, Not A Person."
Pros: There's job security. Unless you screw up really bad, there's so much red tape in a corporation this size that no one will bother to fire you.
Cons: Honestly it's terrible to work here. They don't care about employees at all. All the silly stereotypical things you see of corporate culture in movies like office space, are horrifyingly accurate. The CEO would literally throw you under a bus if it meant the share price increased.

Manufacturing Engineer in Orem:
"Creative Challenging Work."
Pros: The opportunity to solve complex problems in fast moving environment with good people.
Cons: Politics.

Manufacturing Engineer in Winona:
"Accountablility."
Always look at things a new way. Never stop growing and learning. Always do what is right.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1757 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$67,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Engineer Salaries





National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%


▼2%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Powerpoint
▼2%

Pro/Engineer
▼2%



▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1757 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 9%