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Production Engineer Average Salary in United States 2019

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

6,428 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Production Engineer in United States typically earns around 6,428 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

Median and salary distribution monthly United States Production Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Production Engineer salaries in United States range between 2,893 USD per month (minimum salary) to 9,642 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,428 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Production Engineer are earning less than 6,428 USD while the other half are earning more than 6,428 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 4,194 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,194 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Production Engineer are earning less than 8,035 USD while 25% are earning more than 8,035 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    =  
3,534 USD
2 - 5 Years    +35%  
4,783 USD
5 - 10 Years    +20%  
5,728 USD
10 - 15 Years    +16%  
6,672 USD
15 - 20 Years    +14%  
7,617 USD
20+ Years    +19%  
9,102 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 3,534 USD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,783 USD per month, 35% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,728 USD per month, 20% 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 6,672 USD per month, 16% 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 7,617 USD per month, 14% 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 9,102 USD per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly United States Production Engineer

Production Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
4,816 USD
Bachelor's Degree    +37%  
6,605 USD
Master's Degree    +28%  
8,461 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 Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Production Engineer is 4,816 USD per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,605 USD per month, 37% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,461 USD per month, 28% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly United States Production Engineer


Production Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
6,042 USD
Male    +12%  
6,782 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.

Salary comparison by gender monthly United States Production Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
5,721 USD
Public Sector    +24%  
7,103 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.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly United States Production Engineer

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly United States Production Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,970 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,191 USD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
6,346 USD
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
6,428 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Production Engineer salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Production Engineer Average Hourly Wage in United States

37 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Production Engineer is 37 USD. This means that the average Production Engineer in United States earns approximatly 37 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.

Production Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Production Engineer and Factory and Manufacturing monthly United StatesWe compared United States salaries for Production Engineer, Factory and Manufacturing, and All Jobs and we found that Production Engineer salaries are 24% more than those of Factory and Manufacturing. We also found out that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 22% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Foreman2,863 USD-55%
Assembly Line Worker2,585 USD-60%
Assembly Supervisor3,961 USD-38%
Assistance Maintenance Manager6,435 USD+0%
Assistant Shipping Manager6,219 USD-3%
Chemical Equipment Controller5,480 USD-15%
Chemical Technican Apprentice5,296 USD-18%
CNC Machinist5,020 USD-22%
CNC Operator4,734 USD-26%
CNC Programmer5,245 USD-18%
Colour Technologist4,467 USD-31%
Contracts Manager6,029 USD-6%
Data Collection Coordinator4,712 USD-27%
Demand Planner4,159 USD-35%
Derrick Operator3,557 USD-45%
Director of Manufacturing7,468 USD+16%
Dock Worker3,612 USD-44%
Drying Technician3,260 USD-49%
Equipment Operator3,396 USD-47%
Export Sales Coordinator5,707 USD-11%
Factory Superintendent4,223 USD-34%
Factory Worker4,502 USD-30%
Failure Analysis Technician4,356 USD-32%
Fiberglass Laminator3,422 USD-47%
Food Technologist4,926 USD-23%
Forklift Driver3,637 USD-43%
Forming Machine Operator3,664 USD-43%
Furnace Operator3,223 USD-50%
Gas Appliance Repairer3,339 USD-48%
General Warehouse Associate5,009 USD-22%
Heavy Equipment Operator4,329 USD-33%
HSE Manager7,366 USD+15%
Industrial Engineer6,327 USD-2%
Industrial Machinery Mechanic5,053 USD-21%
Industrial Production Manager9,378 USD+46%
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer6,188 USD-4%
Intake Operator4,335 USD-33%
Key Account Manager7,576 USD+18%
Lift Truck Operator3,921 USD-39%
Loading Supervisor4,992 USD-22%
Logistic Coordinator5,558 USD-14%
Logistics Clerk4,437 USD-31%
Machine Operator3,515 USD-45%
Machinist3,325 USD-48%
Maintenance Manager5,975 USD-7%
Maintenance Store Clerk3,263 USD-49%
Manufacturing Engineer6,083 USD-5%
Manufacturing Engineering Manager7,409 USD+15%
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist6,912 USD+8%
Manufacturing Manager7,577 USD+18%
Manufacturing Operative6,240 USD-3%
Manufacturing Production Technician4,209 USD-35%
Manufacturing Supervisor5,368 USD-16%
Manufacturing Technician4,192 USD-35%
Materials Supervisor5,588 USD-13%
Mechanical Fitter Engineer5,854 USD-9%
Mechanical Foreman3,839 USD-40%
Merchandise Planner4,753 USD-26%
Metrology Engineer5,722 USD-11%
Operations Engineer5,865 USD-9%
Operations Manager7,054 USD+10%
Order Management Coordinator5,838 USD-9%
Order Processing Manager6,785 USD+6%
Order Selector3,992 USD-38%
Package Handler3,386 USD-47%
Packaging Manager6,806 USD+6%
Packer2,787 USD-57%
Packing Deputy Supervisor4,799 USD-25%
Planning Manager6,855 USD+7%
Plant Manager8,479 USD+32%
Precision Instrument Repairer4,406 USD-31%
Process Technician4,302 USD-33%
Product Manager7,356 USD+14%
Production Analyst6,941 USD+8%
Production Director9,130 USD+42%
Production Engineer6,428 USD=
Production Engineering Supervisor7,482 USD+16%
Production Inspector6,374 USD-1%
Production Laborer3,448 USD-46%
Production Manager7,784 USD+21%
Production Scheduler5,024 USD-22%
Production Supervisor5,902 USD-8%
Quality Control Analyst7,014 USD+9%
Quality Control Inspector6,000 USD-7%
Quality Control Manager7,733 USD+20%
Service Technician4,076 USD-37%
SHEQ Officer4,307 USD-33%
Shipping Manager7,185 USD+12%
Small Engine Mechanic4,709 USD-27%
Spray Painter3,338 USD-48%
Sterile Processing Technician3,900 USD-39%
Structural Welder3,326 USD-48%
Supply Chain Operative5,729 USD-11%
Technical Operator4,288 USD-33%
Technology Development Manager8,908 USD+39%
Testing Technician6,016 USD-6%
Toolmaker4,771 USD-26%
Warehouse Operative3,836 USD-40%
Warehouse Worker3,656 USD-43%
Warranty Handler4,730 USD-26%
Welder3,823 USD-41%
Workshop Manager6,820 USD+6%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta6,016 USD
Austin6,653 USD
Baltimore6,455 USD
Boston6,817 USD
Bristol5,335 USD
Chicago7,473 USD
Cincinnati5,392 USD
Cleveland5,665 USD
Dallas6,880 USD
Denver6,616 USD
Detroit6,427 USD
Honolulu5,234 USD
Houston7,410 USD
Indianapolis6,437 USD
Iowa City5,245 USD
Jacksonville6,558 USD
Kansas City6,019 USD
Kent5,388 USD
Las Vegas6,144 USD
Long Beach5,774 USD
Los Angeles7,235 USD
Memphis6,620 USD
Miami6,096 USD
Minneapolis6,022 USD
New Orleans5,814 USD
New York7,790 USD
Oakland5,564 USD
Oklahoma City6,143 USD
Orlando5,329 USD
Philadelphia7,064 USD
Phoenix7,567 USD
Sacramento6,051 USD
San Antonio7,111 USD
San Diego7,478 USD
San Francisco6,942 USD
San Jose7,241 USD
Seattle6,444 USD
Tampa5,685 USD
Vancouver5,400 USD
Washington D.C.6,356 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama6,817 USD
Alaska5,871 USD
Arizona6,878 USD
Arkansas6,270 USD
California7,049 USD
Colorado6,266 USD
Connecticut5,988 USD
Delaware6,059 USD
District of Columbia5,842 USD
Florida7,164 USD
Georgia6,931 USD
Hawaii5,834 USD
Idaho5,745 USD
Illinois6,678 USD
Indiana6,948 USD
Iowa6,330 USD
Kansas6,237 USD
Kentucky6,332 USD
Louisiana6,236 USD
Maine5,654 USD
Maryland6,949 USD
Massachusetts6,849 USD
Michigan7,007 USD
Minnesota6,523 USD
Mississippi6,051 USD
Missouri6,389 USD
Montana5,564 USD
Nebraska6,257 USD
Nevada6,297 USD
New Hampshire5,949 USD
New Jersey6,805 USD
New Mexico5,958 USD
New York6,845 USD
North Carolina6,558 USD
North Dakota5,834 USD
Ohio7,106 USD
Oklahoma6,365 USD
Oregon6,270 USD
Pennsylvania6,854 USD
Rhode Island5,533 USD
South Carolina6,750 USD
South Dakota5,936 USD
Tennessee6,814 USD
Texas7,156 USD
Utah5,988 USD
Vermont5,467 USD
Virginia6,532 USD
Washington7,047 USD
West Virginia6,167 USD
Wisconsin6,652 USD
Wyoming5,545 USD
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