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
$56,200
25th Percentile Wage
$70,270
50th Percentile Wage
$89,730
75th Percentile Wage
$116,300
90th Percentile Wage
$146,890

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 $146,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $89,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $56,200.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,730
1.45% 6.43%
2016
$88,430
0.95% -
2015
$87,590
1.47% -
2014
$86,300
1.54% -
2013
$84,970
1.19% -
2012
$83,960
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Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of engineers in 116 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
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$110,080
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$109,850
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$109,850
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$104,980
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$103,020
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$101,050
Tobacco Manufacturing
$101,020
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$98,580
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$98,390
Chemical Manufacturing
$98,280
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$98,250
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$97,460
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$96,770
Chemical Manufacturing
$95,720
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$94,390
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
$94,060
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$93,360
Footwear Manufacturing
$92,410
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
$92,310
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
$89,510
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$88,950
Chemical Manufacturing
$88,100
Beverage Manufacturing
$87,940
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$87,470
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$87,200
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$86,750
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$86,580
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing
$86,540
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$86,270
Paper Manufacturing
$86,260
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$85,480
Ship and Boat Building
$85,420
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$85,150
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$85,090
Dairy Product Manufacturing
$83,800
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$83,600
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$83,430
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$83,370
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$82,510
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing
$82,230
Animal Slaughtering and Processing
$82,220
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$82,210
Grain and Oilseed Milling
$82,120
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$81,670
Food Manufacturing
$81,530
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$81,510
Other Food Manufacturing
$81,190
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$81,070
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$80,980
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills
$80,780
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$80,730
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$80,640
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$80,490
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$80,480
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$80,370
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
$80,200
Machinery Manufacturing
$80,030
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$79,890
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$79,790
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$79,650
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$79,630
Animal Food Manufacturing
$79,430
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$79,420
Machinery Manufacturing
$79,360
Textile Mills
$78,770
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$78,740
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$78,630
Fabric Mills
$78,600
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$78,320
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$77,960
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$77,890
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$77,470
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$77,430
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$77,320
Apparel Manufacturing
$77,280
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$77,250
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$76,950
Hardware Manufacturing
$76,950
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$76,940
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$76,550
Sawmills and Wood Preservation
$76,430
Foundries
$76,150
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$75,960
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$75,830
Printing and Related Support Activities
$75,550
Printing and Related Support Activities
$75,550
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$75,450
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$75,350
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills
$75,320
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$75,230
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$74,920
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$74,200
Apparel Knitting Mills
$74,130
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$73,880
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$73,540
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing
$73,210
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$72,690
Textile Furnishings Mills
$72,680
Textile Product Mills
$72,540
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$72,370
Other Textile Product Mills
$72,360
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
$72,290
Machine Shops
$71,800
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$71,530
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$71,520
Forging and Stamping
$71,320
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$70,470
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$70,060
Wood Product Manufacturing
$69,130
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$67,910
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$67,420
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing
$65,540
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$65,470
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
$64,830
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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