The average pay for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer is $39.95 per hour.
The average pay for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer is $90,312 per year.
|Salary||$72,342 - $112,608|
|Bonus||$585 - $10,495|
|Profit Sharing||$400 - $12,289|
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|$73,395 - $117,757|
|Hourly Rate||$28.12 - $57.16|
|Overtime||$34.70 - $65.57|
|Bonus||$585 - $10,495|
|Profit Sharing||$400 - $12,289|
|Total Pay (||$73,395 - $117,757|
Job Description for Senior Manufacturing Engineer
A senior manufacturing engineer is an executive who works in a company’s production operations. They handle the monitoring and maintenance of technical aspects of the manufacturing process, looking at a variety of metrics gathered throughout the process. They coordinate and integrate the manufacturing process, as well as analyze efficiency data and process flow. They usually work with a manufacturing manager to ensure that a company’s standards for manufacturing are maintained, as well as in developing new production methods and implementing new product processes.Read More...
This position typically requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering field, such as industrial or chemical engineering. Some larger companies may prefer their engineers to receive post-graduate administration degrees as well. The senior manufacturing engineer is the person tasked with implementing, monitoring, and introducing new production systems, and thus they should have excellent organization skills and be good communicators.
They may also interface with other parts of the company as well. They often analyze issues such as customer relations claims regarding a company’s products, making improvements as necessary. They work with development to implement systems for the manufacturing new products, and they work with the manufacturing manager and the purchasing department to acquire new materials and equipment necessary to safely and efficiently create new goods and maintain the most efficient processes for manufacturing of existing goods. They also help the manufacturing manager maintain production standards by the continual monitoring of equipment operation to ensure that all process flow and production systems are operating at peak. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Define, analyze, and propose solutions to engineering problems.
- Monitor and evaluate equipment and materials to ensure optimal results.
- Manage and lead complex projects involving cross-functional teams.
- Perform calculations and evaluations to propose new projects and increase efficiency.
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Leading companies who hire large numbers of Senior Manufacturing Engineers include Eaton Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., General Electric Co (GE), Lockheed Martin Corp, and General Motors Corporation. The biggest paychecks can be found at General Motors Corporation — the median salary there is $107K.
Offering a median salary of only $75K, Eaton Corporation pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $59K to $124K is pretty narrow, too.
Common Career Paths for Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Senior Manufacturing Engineers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Manufacturing Engineering Manager. Median pay for Manufacturing Engineering Managers is $96K. Senior Manufacturing Engineers most frequently advance into Operations Manager and Project Engineer roles even though the median salaries are $33K lower and $25K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Six Sigma Black Belt, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like AutoCAD, CAD/CAM, and autodesk autocad. Those educated in Lean Manufacturing tend to be well versed in Project Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Pay by Experience for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Manufacturing Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 134 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Manufacturing Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Senior Manufacturing Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 285 salaries. A Senior Manufacturing Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 204 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Senior Manufacturing Engineers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Senior Manufacturing Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Redwood City (+25 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and San Diego (+6 percent). Senior Manufacturing Engineers in Wichita take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (13 percent lower) and Chicago (6 percent lower).
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