Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salary

Just below two-thirds of Senior Manufacturing Engineers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $73K to $116K per year, but median earnings come to around $89K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Manufacturing Engineers can bottom out near $73K or peak near $116K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Work is enjoyable for Senior Manufacturing Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,140 - $110,114
$72K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,699
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$26.14 - $60.82
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$61
MEDIAN: $42.00
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$0$115K
Salary $72,140 - $110,114
Bonus $102.13 - $11,069
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,174
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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$73,081 - $115,875
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 717
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $26.14 - $60.82
Overtime $33.53 - $69.00
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $102.13 - $11,069
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,174
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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$73,081 - $115,875
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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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.

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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Tasks

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Manufacturing Engineer


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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 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.

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

National Average: $92,004

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$92,000

▼4%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Manufacturing Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲4%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%


National Average
$92,000

Process Improvement
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%


Powerpoint
▼1%



▼2%



CAD/CAM
▼5%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 5%
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