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Production Engineer Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does a Production Engineer make in United States?

4,475 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Production Engineer in United States typically earns around 4,475 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Production Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Production Engineer Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
4,196 USD
or less
50% of people earn
4,475 USD
or less
75% of people earn
4,754 USD
or less
Minimum
3,917 USD
Median
4,475 USD
Maximum
5,033 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Production Engineer salaries in United States range between 3,917 USD per month (minimum salary) to 5,033 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,475 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Production Engineer are earning less than 4,475 USD while the other half are earning more than 4,475 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Production Engineer are earning less than 4,196 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,196 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Production Engineer are earning less than 4,754 USD while 25% are earning more than 4,754 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Production Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
4,073 USD
2 - 5 Years    +4%  
4,229 USD
5 - 10 Years    +4%  
4,386 USD
10 - 15 Years    +4%  
4,542 USD
15 - 20 Years    +3%  
4,698 USD
20+ Years    +3%  
4,855 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Production Engineer salaries by experience level. A Production Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 4,073 USD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,229 USD per month, 4% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,386 USD per month, 4% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Production Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,542 USD per month, 4% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,698 USD per month, 3% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,855 USD per month, 3% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Production Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certification or Diploma    =  
4,235 USD
Bachelor's Degree    +7%  
4,531 USD
Master's Degree    +7%  
4,838 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Production Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certification or Diploma, the average salary of a Production Engineer is 4,235 USD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,531 USD per month, 7% more than someone with Certification or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,838 USD per month, 7% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.



Production Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
4,207 USD
Male    +12%  
4,721 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Production Engineer employees in United States earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
3,983 USD
Public Sector    +24%  
4,945 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Production Engineer employees in United States earn 24% more than their private sector counterparts.

Production Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Production Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
4,192 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
4,268 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,387 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
4,475 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Production Engineer salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Production Engineer Average Hourly Wage in United States

23 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Production Engineer is 23 USD. This means that the average Production Engineer in United States earns approximatly 23 USD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Factory and Manufacturing Jobs in United States

4,475 USD
5,126 USD
6,147 USD
Average Salary
Production Engineer
Average Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared United States salaries for Production Engineer, Factory and Manufacturing, and All Jobs and we found that Production Engineer salaries are 13% less than those of Factory and Manufacturing. We also found out that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 17% less than those of All Jobs.

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Production Engineer4,475 USD=
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