Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Salary

Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States take home approximately $67K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers range from $48K on the low end to $87K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $16K, respectively. Men make up the vast majority of Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers (81 percent) who took the survey. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,169 - $85,385
(Median)
$48K
$67K
$85K
MEDIAN: $66,963
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$13.57 - $40.19
(Median)
$14
$28
$40
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,169 - $85,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,116  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,547  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,001 - $86,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $40.19  
   
Overtime
$36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,116  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,547  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,001 - $86,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial

  • Review and approve quality requirements for manufacturing planning, supplier purchase orders, and engineering specifications to ensure contract compliance.
  • Develop, document, and audit practices, program quality, and metrics reporting system.
  • Perform and coordinate inspections and determine quality assurance testing models of raw materials and finished products.
  • Prepare, document, and execute detailed test plans, test cases, and defect reports.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $62K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $70K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $82K on average.

Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Advice

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
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National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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