Average Mid-Career Manufacturing Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Manufacturing Engineer is $73,501.
MEDIAN $73,501
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$57k - $93k
$511 - $10k
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$493 - $8k
$0 - $14k
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$55k - $97k

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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 The Boeing Company, Tesla Motors and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $97,307. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Spacex and Tesla Motors, earning around $93,062 and $90,228, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $71,782. 3M Company and General Electric Co (GE) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,000 and $84,099, respectively.

Career Paths

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Manufacturing Engineer
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Mechanical Engineer
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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 $60,393 based on 981 salaries. An early career Manufacturing Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,224 based on 6,005 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,856 based on 1,487 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,058.
Employees with Manufacturing Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (8.4% more) and San Diego, California (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (10.5% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

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