What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Uses technology and engineering to help companies and organizations manufacture products with efficient use of time, resources, and energy.
There were 538 Manufacturing Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 17156 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Manufacturing Engineer industry, which includes the Manufacturing Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Manufacturing Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $79,319.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $75,998.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Manufacturing Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $70,147.
Education and Experience
Posted Manufacturing Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Manufacturing Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||31%|
|3 to 5 years||49%|
|6 to 8 years||12%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Manufacturing Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (35%)
- Problem Solving (29%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (22%)
- Troubleshooting (20%)
- Planning (19%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Manufacturing Engineering (57%)
- Manufacturing Processes (44%)
- Mechanical Engineering (17%)
- Lean Manufacturing (13%)
- Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise (11%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Project Management (17%)
- Scheduling (13%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (11%)
- Process Improvement (10%)
- Product Development (9%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Product Design (7%)
- Six Sigma (5%)
- New Product Development (5%)
- Statistical Process Control (SPC) (4%)
- Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Manufacturing Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Senior Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer II
- Manufacturing Engineer I
- Manufacturing Engineering Manager
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Lean Manufacturing Engineer
- Manufacturing Process Engineer
- Manufacturing Project Engineer
- Manufacturing Assembly Engineer
- Manufacturing Test Engineer
- CNC and Machining Manufacturing Engineer
- Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
- Machining Process Engineer
- Machine Tool Engineer
- Manufacturing Automation Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Manufacturing Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Raytheon (411)
- Northrop Grumman (263)
- Actalent (245)
- General Motors (243)
- The Boeing Company (237)
- Volvo (13)
- Biogen (12)
- Honda (12)
- Raytheon (11)
- Corning Incorporated (9)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!