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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Production Engineer Salary

$87,940 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$42.28 hourly

Entry level Salary
$55,000 yearly
$55,000
10 %
$87,940
Median
$138,000
90 %

How much does a Production Engineer make?

Production engineers make $87,940 per year on average, or $42.28 per hour, in the United States. Production engineers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $55,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $138,000.

Location impacts how much a production engineer can expect to make. Production engineers make the most in Washington, California, Oregon, Alaska, and Nevada.

Highest Paying States For Production Engineers

The darker areas on the map show where production engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Production Engineer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$120,243$57.817,517
2Oregon$107,249$51.56955
3Washington$123,171$59.221,397
4Utah$92,694$44.56712
5New Hampshire$91,826$44.15361
6Nevada$102,821$49.43331
7Idaho$98,220$47.22270
8Massachusetts$87,798$42.211,817
9Delaware$89,873$43.21213
10Arizona$84,690$40.721,143
11Alaska$105,699$50.8263
12Colorado$82,375$39.601,087
13Wyoming$94,201$45.2966
14Minnesota$76,082$36.581,543
15Montana$93,995$45.19132
16New Mexico$91,124$43.81241
17Rhode Island$88,629$42.61149
18Connecticut$81,842$39.35561
19Texas$78,971$37.973,399
20Michigan$67,208$32.311,712
21North Dakota$77,879$37.44143
22Maryland$75,911$36.501,155
23Maine$77,829$37.42204
24District of Columbia$85,125$40.93220
25New Jersey$81,562$39.21948
26Wisconsin$59,967$28.831,328
27Virginia$66,658$32.051,850
28New York$76,933$36.991,906
29Pennsylvania$65,958$31.711,982
30Ohio$58,693$28.222,348
31Louisiana$71,415$34.33254
32Vermont$61,833$29.73135
33Iowa$57,120$27.46755
34West Virginia$64,971$31.24174
35Illinois$60,004$28.852,118
36Nebraska$59,017$28.37379
37South Dakota$64,724$31.12104
38Kansas$58,145$27.95520
39North Carolina$57,514$27.651,640
40Oklahoma$60,858$29.26305
41Mississippi$58,560$28.15319
42Alabama$54,495$26.20767
43Indiana$51,258$24.641,472
44Kentucky$51,711$24.86751
45South Carolina$53,541$25.74775
46Florida$57,971$27.872,079
47Missouri$53,016$25.49957
48Hawaii$58,157$27.9664
49Arkansas$52,877$25.42316
50Tennessee$50,202$24.14927
51Georgia$50,007$24.041,675

Highest Paying Cities For Production Engineers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$126,259$60.70
2Seattle, WA$123,773$59.51
3Phoenix, AZ$85,391$41.05
4Midland, TX$84,960$40.85
5Denver, CO$81,707$39.28
6New York, NY$77,145$37.09
7Baton Rouge, LA$72,027$34.63
8Midland, MI$68,863$33.11
9Oklahoma City, OK$61,894$29.76
10Chicago, IL$60,578$29.12
11Miami, FL$60,507$29.09
12Pittsburgh, PA$59,489$28.60
13Montgomery, AL$54,697$26.30
14Greer, SC$53,428$25.69
15Indianapolis, IN$50,660$24.36

Production Engineer Salary Details

Production Engineer Salary

What is a Production Engineer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$138,000$11,500$66
75th Percentile$111,000$9,250$53
Average$87,940$7,328$42
25th Percentile$69,000$5,750$33
10th Percentile$55,000$4,583$26

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Chemical Engineer$85,060$7,088$40.8942,176
Development Engineer$96,498$8,041$46.39224,881
Engineer$86,463$7,205$41.57618,207
Equipment Engineer$102,787$8,566$49.42108,449
Quality Engineer$76,462$6,372$36.7696,838
Design Engineer$79,672$6,639$38.30138,173

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Meta Jobs (782)
  2. ConocoPhillips Jobs (47)
  3. Aera Energy Jobs (50)
  4. Marathon Oil Jobs (23)
  5. Chevron Jobs (48)

Which Companies Pay Production Engineers The Most?

The highest paying companies for production engineers are Shopify and Square according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Meta and Twilio report highly competitive wages for production engineers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Shopify$181,969$87.494
2Square$168,342$80.9310
3Meta$167,170$80.371009
4Twilio$157,746$75.843
5Apache$145,033$69.73
6STMicroelectronics$142,539$68.53
7Denbury Resources$140,968$67.771
8ConocoPhillips$140,458$67.532
9WebMD$137,821$66.26
10Hunt Oil$136,745$65.74
11Apple$136,401$65.58422
12Snowflake Computing$134,593$64.7120
13Kinder Morgan$134,536$64.687
14Cheniere Energy$132,257$63.592
15Cambrex$132,073$63.50
16Coterra Energy$132,040$63.48
17Devon Energy$131,451$63.202
18Instabase$130,828$62.904
19Aera Energy$129,172$62.10
20Statoil$128,847$61.95

Production Engineer Salary Trends

The salary for a production engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Average Production Engineer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Production Engineer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$87,900$42.28+1.0%
    2021$87,000$41.84+1.1%
    2020$86,100$41.37+1.3%
    2019$84,900$40.82+1.8%
    2018$83,400$40.07+1.0%

    Recently Added Production Engineer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    PDC EnergyProduction EngineerMidland, TX05/31/2022$142,000
    Sterling EngineeringProduction EngineerCrystal Lake, IL05/21/2022$70,000
    Sterling Engineering, Inc.Production EngineerCrystal Lake, IL05/21/2022$70,000
    Meta Platforms, Inc.Production Engineer (Products)Boston, MA05/18/2022$177,000
    Meta Platforms, Inc.Production Engineer (Products)New York, NY05/18/2022$177,000
    Meta Platforms, Inc.Production EngineerSeattle, WA05/18/2022$177,000
    EMD MilliporeProduction EngineerBranchburg, NJ05/18/2022$80,000
    Meta Platforms, Inc.Production EngineerAustin, TX05/18/2022$177,000
    Randstad UsEngine ProductionMaryville, MO05/12/2022$33,392
    Appletree StaffingProduction EngineerGreenfield, IN05/10/2022$50,000

    Production Engineer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Production Engineers the most?

    Washington pays Production Engineers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $123,171 per year, or $59.22 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Production Engineer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Production Engineer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $120,243 per year.

    What type of Production Engineer gets paid the most?

    Equipment Engineer gets paid the most. Equipment Engineer made a median salary of $102,787. The best-paid 10 percent make $124,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $85,000.

    How much money does a product engineer make?

    Product engineers make an average of $85,000 in a year. This makes an average hourly pay for a product development engineer just under $40.

    The salary level for a product development engineer depends on various factors. These factors include experience, education, location, industry, and company. Any person may have numerous unique combinations of these five factors influencing their specific salary.

    Who are the highest-paid engineers?

    The highest-paid engineers are typically petroleum engineering managers, who make around $150,000 or more a year. However, all engineering roles typically pay well and offer plenty of room for salary growth and career advancement.

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