Average Manufacturing Engineer Salary

$68,105
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,965
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$2,217
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Manufacturing Engineer is $68,105.
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$52k
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MEDIAN $68,105
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Salary
$52k - $90k
Bonus
$490 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$400 - $8k
Commission
$2k - $26k
Total Pay
$51k - $93k

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Job Description for Manufacturing Engineer

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.
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 The Boeing Company and Medtronic, Inc., earning around $76,050 and $75,108, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $62,800. Eaton Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $66,760 and $73,946, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Manufacturing Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Manufacturing Engineer
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Process Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 $60,293 based on 980 salaries. An early career Manufacturing Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,121 based on 5,964 salaries. A mid-career Manufacturing Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,287 based on 2,568 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,768 based on 1,509 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,036.
Employees with Manufacturing Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 28.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.7% more) and San Diego, California (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,171 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.1%
Early Career
49.0%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
12.4%
Late Career
9.4%