Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

The average pay for a Quality Engineer, Medical Devices is $71,141 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$54,978 - $94,521
$55K
$71K
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MEDIAN: $70,941
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$17.70 - $39.93
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MEDIAN: $26.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$54,978 - $94,521  
   
Bonus
$992 - $9,184  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$53,256 - $98,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 901
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.70 - $39.93  
   
Overtime
$24.73 - $45.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992 - $9,184  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$53,256 - $98,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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Job Description for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

Quality engineers for medical devices are responsible for all aspects of quality assurance in the design and production of medical device products. They must design and implement tests that effectively, efficiently monitor the quality of the medical device in each stage of the production process. Due to the vital nature of the medical device field, quality engineers for medical devices must adhere to strict guidelines for quality and risk. Quality engineers work with clients, other internal departments, and regulatory agencies to establish precise requirements for new product standards. They then design and test the new product at various stages of the production process to ensure these standards are met. They periodically review older testing standards to ensure they meet current industry and client requirements. Once tests are completed, quality engineers provide feedback to design engineers on how to improve quality and meet product specifications as necessary.

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Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Tasks

  • Support new product development for design and quality related functions.
  • Initiate standards and methods for inspeciton, testing, and evaluation.
  • Responsible for product maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

Pay by Experience for a Quality Engineer, Medical Devices has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Engineer, Medical Devices with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 614 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Engineer, Medical Devices with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 256 salaries. An experienced Quality Engineer, Medical Devices which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 159 salaries. A Quality Engineer, Medical Devices with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 39 salaries.

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National Average: $71,784

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Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Engineer, Medical Devices?

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices in Seattle:
"Life as a young QE."
Pros: Plenty of responsibility and technical challenge. I get to lead cross-functional teams and facilitate many types of meetings from root cause analysis, action-planning, and risk-based decision making. My manager mostly lets me operate independently. I work in sustaining engineering, new product development, process improvement initiatives, and quality investigations, so I don't usually feel like I am doing the same thing over and over again.
Cons: It can be a thankless job. Since you are usually working on multiple unrelated projects with multiple managers that do not talk to eachother, it can be hard to not become over-resourced. Additionally, when a product quality issue arises you have to drop everything and address it. This issue would probably be lessened if your manager actually understands the work involved in what you do. The job also requires a high level of attention to detail as a major component is technical documentation review and critiquing it through an auditor's lens. While this can be interesting, the quality of your work is usually hidden except to the document owner who's name goes on the finished piece. Management of course does not usually see this review and will be confused as to why it takes so long and is such a burden on your resources. Lastly, the main focus of the job is reviewing, delegating and coordinating other people's work. It can be hard to feel like you produced something of your own.

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Key Stats for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

▲28%

▲23%

▲12%

National Average
$72,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries



▲5%




Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$72,000




▼4%

Pro/Engineer
▼5%

▼7%

SQL
▼7%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 9%
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