Manufacturing Engineers

General Information

Description

Design, integrate, or improve manufacturing systems or related processes. May work with commercial or industrial designers to refine product designs to increase producibility and decrease costs.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit92.39%
  2. Self-employed4.93%
  3. Federal government1.56%
  4. State and local government1.12%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
  • Scientific Research and Development Services
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$95,470

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$138,160
$47,400
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 76%
  • Associate's degree 16%
  • Some college 4%
  • First professional degree 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Production and Processing
  • Design

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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