Average Early-Career Manufacturing Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$68,524
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,052
Bonus
$2,010
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The average salary for an Early-Career Manufacturing Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $68,524.
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$50k
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$69k
90%
$82k
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Salary
$50k - $82k
Bonus
$498 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$750 - $4k
Total Pay
$47k - $85k

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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.

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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 Office and 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 $62,187 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Manufacturing Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,036 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,594 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,890.
Employees with Manufacturing Engineer in their job title in Irvine, California earn an average of 7.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (6.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (6.3% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 54 survey responses.
Entry Level
20.4%
Mid Career
37.0%
Experienced
27.8%
Late Career
14.8%