Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $66K per year on average. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$44,493 - $86,084
MEDIAN: $66,015

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
$44,493 - $86,084  
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
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).
$45,454 - $88,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial

  • 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.
  • 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.

Industrial Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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

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

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $82K. Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers see a median salary of $68K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $82K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial in Columbia:
"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.

Related Job Salaries

Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

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

up arrow 23%

up arrow 22%

up arrow 1%

National Average

up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


20 %
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 2%