Average Experienced Manufacturing Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Manufacturing Engineer is $78,441.
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$59k - $105k
$499 - $10k
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$497 - $8k
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$57k - $108k

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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, General Electric (GE) Aviation and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $89,575. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric (GE) Aviation and American Axle and Manufacturing, Inc., earning around $88,192 and $84,500, respectively. Magnetrol pays the lowest at around $64,584. Metaldyne Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,198 and $83,007, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Engineer

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

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 $60,528 based on 991 salaries. An early career Manufacturing Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,405 based on 6,076 salaries. A mid-career Manufacturing Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,821 based on 2,595 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,646.
Employees with Manufacturing Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 18.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (17.0% more) and Portland, Oregon (14.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1.0% less).

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