Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Salary

Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States take home an average $66K per year. 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. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers (83 percent) who took the survey. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,924 - $84,567
(Median)
$48K
$66K
$85K
MEDIAN: $66,381
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$13.00 - $36.15
(Median)
$13
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$47,924 - $84,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,087  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,950  
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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$46,685 - $86,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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 - $7,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,950  
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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$46,685 - $86,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $75K. Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $70K. Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $79K.

Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Advice

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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.

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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
$67,000

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
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
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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