Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, Heavy Industrial Salary

Median pay for Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States is around $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. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Male Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,924 - $84,567
(Median)
$48K
$66K
$85K
MEDIAN: $66,168
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$13.00 - $36.15
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$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 - $7,116  
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: 20 Jun 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 - $7,116  
   
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: 20 Jun 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 $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $75K. On average, Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers make $69K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $79K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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
$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
29%
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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