Manufacturing’s Future: What’s Your Opinion?

Sept. 11, 2023
The 2023 Salary & Career Survey provides a voice for industry leaders.

NASHUA, N.H. - Challenges for the military and aerospace industry have multiplied in a post-pandemic, supply chain constrained, technology-evolving environment. How do you see the industry’s future—and its present? And how does all of this impact your view on your career, and your compensation? Now is your chance to share those views with your colleagues!

The 2023 Salary & Career Survey will gather the views from a diverse world of manufacturing leaders. The Survey is presented by Military & Aerospace Electronics, Power & Motion, Electronic Design, Microwaves & RF, Vision Systems Design, Laser Focus World and Machine Design. Survey respondents will be asked for views on a variety of topics, including technology adoption, the impact of supply chain issues on manufacturing and the continuing challenges of workforce shortages in an increasingly automated plant.

“The 2023 Salary & Career Survey is an industry benchmark, and one of the best ways we have to take the pulse of manufacturing’s leaders,” said John Keller, editor-in-chief, for Military + Aerospace Electronics. “We are able to see the trends that impact the design and operation of manufacturing systems, and we can benchmark that data against past surveys to see how plant design and operations teams can prepare for what’s next.”

Besides a comprehensive review of salaries, bonuses and other compensation for engineers, the 2023 Salary & Career Survey will take a look at some of the key issues in manufacturing, including:

  • How work has changed in the post-pandemic era. Has work from home increased? Is there a greater reliance on collaborative tools and strategies?
  • Which technologies are impacting the current needs? And what technologies are expected to be disruptive in the future?
  • Are engineers using artificial intelligence and machine learning as part of their design work? Do they expect it to play a role in the future?
  • And what issues keep the design and operations engineer up at night?

You can begin taking the survey here. Survey responses will be collected through 13 Oct. Results will be reported beginning in November. 

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