Manufacturing Process Engineer Salary

Manufacturing Process Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $70K per year. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Process Engineers varies from around $49K to approximately $98K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $12K, respectively. While career duration and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Manufacturing Process Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. The majority of Manufacturing Process Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,805 - $96,638
$52K
$70K
$97K
MEDIAN: $69,989
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$15.67 - $37.50
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MEDIAN: $22.94
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$0$98K
Salary $51,805 - $96,638
Bonus $103.04 - $9,801
Profit Sharing $962 - $13,277
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,388 - $98,144
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 394
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $15.67 - $37.50
Overtime $20.39 - $46.32
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $103.04 - $9,801
Profit Sharing $962 - $13,277
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,388 - $98,144
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Manufacturing Process Engineer

The manufacturing process engineer lead the development and organization of production operations. They develop a successful workflow, adapt to changing conditions, and develop new equipment, procedures, and policies to increase efficiency in all operations. This professional must use analytical thinking to introduce new innovations to production processes. The manufacturing process engineer also oversees operations to ensure that employees and equipment comply with safety regulations, identifies cost-saving opportunities, troubleshoots machinery, and report all deficiencies to upper management. They coordinate with front-line management to ensure that production is operating smoothly and provide training to production teams on how to use equipment properly. Additionally, the manufacturing process engineer must respond to all maintenance and mechanical emergencies and handle them appropriately.

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Manufacturing Process Engineer Tasks

  • Study time, methods, and speed involved in production to establish standard workflow rate and improve efficiency.
  • Coordinate the purchase of special equipment, materials, or parts and ensure they meet specifications and quality standards.
  • Create product specifications and detailed assembly instructions.
  • Aid and report on work assignments, machine capacity, production schedules, and anticipated delays.
  • Recommend technology or computer aids, product design changes and workspace layout modification to existing production standards to achieve optimum quality and efficiency.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Process Engineer


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Manufacturing Process Engineers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Process Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $100K annually. The most common promotion for Manufacturing Process Engineers is Manufacturing Engineering Manager, a position that typically pays $96K annually. Another standard transition for Manufacturing Process Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Manufacturing Production Manager role, where pay is often $63K.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Process Engineer


Survey takers working as Manufacturing Process Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Process Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Aided Design, Microsoft Office, and SolidWorks. Most people skilled in Manufacturing Process Engineering are similarly competent in Lean Manufacturing and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Process Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Process Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 221 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Process Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Process Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 64 salaries. A Manufacturing Process Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 45 salaries.

Manufacturing Process Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Manufacturing Process Engineer?

Manufacturing Process Engineer in Chicago:
"Manufacturing Process Engineer."
Pros: Independent engineering decisions, challenging, rewarding.
Cons: There aren't any specific reasons why this job is bad.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Process Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$71,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Process Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 7%
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