The average salary for a Manufacturing Engineer is $68,261.
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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 mate…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Manufacturing Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Manufacturing Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, The Boeing Company and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $78,758. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Medtronic, Inc. and The Boeing Company, earning around $77,149 and $76,456, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $62,937. Eaton Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,165 and $74,224, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Engineer
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineer
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 $60,472 based on 985 salaries. An early career Manufacturing Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,325 based on 6,045 salaries. A mid-career Manufacturing Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,697 based on 2,576 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,098 based on 1,472 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,340.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Manufacturing Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.2% more) and San Diego, California (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (2.1% less).
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