Salary for Manufacturing Engineers

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Manufacturing engineers identify and implement changes in the manufacturing process in order to increase productivity and decrease costs. They investigate the cause of manufacturing failures using statistical analysis, and make suggestions regarding equipment, procedures and tolerances based on their findings. These individuals determine the maximum output and set reasonable production schedules based on knowledge of the equipment used during the manufacturing process. A Bachelor's degree is almost always required for this occupation.

A Manufacturing Engineer will normally receive an average wage somewhere between 64000 - 96000 depending on the level of experience. Manufacturing Engineers can expect a pay level of Eighty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Manufacturing Engineers can get the best compensation in the District of Columbia, where they get a compensation of close to about $116420. People with this job title can expect the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they get an average job salary of $103380.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.55 percent nationwide in that time.
Manufacturing Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $103,380
Public Administration $102,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $99,720
Information $90,790
Manufacturing $89,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $88,720
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $67,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $71,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $72,810
Construction $74,750
Retail Trade $75,920
Finance and Insurance $79,140