Advanced Manufacturing Engineers


Overview

Introduction

In advanced manufacturing, cutting-edge technologies and work processes are used to improve efficiency and production quality, increase flexibility and responsiveness to market demands, generate added value, and achieve other goals. Workers in this field use tools such as advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, digital design and prototyping, Big Data, data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things, as well as nontraditional manufacturing techniques such as additive manufacturing, computer numerical control mac...

Quick Facts


More

Median Salary

$83,293

More

Employment Prospects

Good

More

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


More

Experience

Internship, co-op, or on-the-job experience


More

Skills

Math


More

Personality Traits

Problem-Solving

Earnings

Advanced manufacturing engineers earned salaries that ranged from $68,000 to $120,000 or more in 2021, according to PayPal.com. They received an average salary of $83,293

Some advanced manufacturing engineers receive bonuses, access to profit-sharing programs, and other non-salary–related financial awards. In 2021, engineers received bonuses that ranged from $795 to $12,000 and profit-sh...

Work Environment

Advanced manufacturing engineers typically work at factories, laboratories, or offices. Those who work in manufacturing plants and laboratories typically wear protective clothing and eye and ear protective gear. Manufacturing plants can be hot, loud, and chaotic or relatively quiet and clean depending on the industry. The use of automation has reduced the number of employees at factories.

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts a “bright employment outlook” for manufacturing engineers during the next decade. As advanced manufacturing technologies are increasingly adopted by companies, demand will continue to grow for engineers with knowledge of additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and other cutting-edge technologies. But “the pipeline of talent for advanced m...

0