Average Manufacturing Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$70,379
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,000
Bonus
$2,755
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The average salary for a Manufacturing Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $70,379.
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$51k
MEDIAN
$70k
90%
$84k
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Salary
$51k - $84k
Bonus
$304 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $4k
Total Pay
$48k - $86k

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

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. An early career Manufacturing Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,488 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Manufacturing Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,635 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 San Jose, California earn an average of 24.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.6% more) and San Diego, California (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (5.2% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (5.2% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 131 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.4%
Early Career
58.8%
Mid Career
15.3%
Experienced
11.5%
Late Career
6.1%