Average Entry-Level Manufacturing Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Manufacturing Engineer is $60,472.
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$49k - $72k
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$98 - $5k
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$44k - $74k

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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, Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Procter & Gamble Co where the average pay is $75,183. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Merck & Co., Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $70,355 and $69,983, respectively. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company pays the lowest at around $59,557. Lockheed Martin Corp and GKN Aerospace also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $59,900 and $60,642, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineer

An early career Manufacturing Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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.
Employees with Manufacturing Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 5.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (4.1% more) and St. Louis, Missouri (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (9.9% less).

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