Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare engineer salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,420
25th Percentile Wage
$69,320
50th Percentile Wage
$88,430
75th Percentile Wage
$114,480
90th Percentile Wage
$143,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) engineers is $143,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $55,420.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,4300.95%5.05%
201587,5901.47%-
201486,3001.54%-
201384,9701.19%-
201283,960--

Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of engineers in 108 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for engineer occupations is the manufacturing and reproducing magnetic and optical media industry with an annual salary $124,260. The lowest paying industry is the wood kitchen cabinet and countertop manufacturing industry (annual salary $63,270). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media
$124,260
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$110,190
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$110,190
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$108,710
Tobacco Manufacturing
$103,460
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$103,080
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$101,200
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$100,070
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$98,390
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$97,460
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$97,320
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$95,750
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$94,060
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$93,350
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$93,170
Chemical Manufacturing
$92,850
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$92,310
Footwear Manufacturing
$91,060
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$90,080
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$88,860
Beverage Manufacturing
$88,600
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$88,480
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$88,350
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$87,280
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$86,930
Paper Manufacturing
$86,640
Ship and Boat Building
$86,580
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$86,350
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$86,270
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$86,210
Animal Food Manufacturing
$85,130
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$83,990
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$83,980
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$83,960
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$83,860
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$83,430
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$83,070
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$83,040
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$83,030
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$82,870
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$82,860
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$82,770
Food Manufacturing
$82,630
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$82,230
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$81,800
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$81,670
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$81,620
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$80,730
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$80,640
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$80,480
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$80,400
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$80,260
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$80,080
Other Food Manufacturing
$79,600
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$79,190
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$79,170
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$79,170
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$78,820
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$78,750
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$78,740
Apparel Manufacturing
$78,320
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$78,240
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$78,170
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$77,960
Machinery Manufacturing
$77,870
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$77,570
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$77,470
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$77,250
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$76,990
Hardware Manufacturing
$76,950
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$76,940
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$76,510
Textile Mills
$76,270
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$76,210
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$76,190
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$75,860
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$75,830
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$75,450
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$75,200
Fabric Mills
$75,150
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$75,060
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$74,840
Printing and Related Support Activities
$74,680
Printing and Related Support Activities
$74,680
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$74,200
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$74,180
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$73,840
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$73,820
Foundries
$73,570
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$72,760
Other Textile Product Mills
$72,160
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$71,560
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$71,530
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$71,520
Textile Product Mills
$71,450
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$71,410
Forging and Stamping
$71,320
Textile Furnishings Mills
$70,870
Machine Shops
$70,830
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$70,370
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$70,060
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$69,080
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$68,860
Wood Product Manufacturing
$68,140
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$65,540
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$64,830
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$64,040
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing
$63,270

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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