Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Salary

Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $66K annually. Total cash compensation to Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers bottoms out near $47K and approaches $86K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Men make up the vast majority of Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers (83 percent) who took the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$47,404 - $83,654

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$13.00 - $36.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$47,404 - $83,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,062  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$46,634 - $85,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $36.15  
   
Overtime
$29.85 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,062  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$46,634 - $85,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $61K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $75K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers make a median salary of $69K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $79K.

Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Advice

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"Have Patience."
Do you research, present the data, save your work, and move on. If management doesn't see the benefits in what you've suggested right away, they will when the customer complaints start rolling in. Then, you can implement your solution quickly and look like a rock star.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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