If you're close to accepting a manufacturing engineer job, but you're feeling nervous about the salary negotiations, calm yourself by catching up on your research. Though manufacturing engineering won't place you in the nation's top salaries, the salaries of manufacturing engineers, from their first year in to retirement, make a decent living.
In your first year as a manufacturing engineer, you can expect anywhere up to $51K, a pretty high salary for someone right out of college. As your experience grows, in about two to four years later, your salary can jump up to $53K. In the mid-level of your career, about five to nine years in, your salary could grow to $61K, jumping up to $68K in supervisory-level jobs.