Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

Medical Devices Quality Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $69K annually. Total cash compensation for Medical Devices Quality Engineers runs from $52K to $98K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Medical Devices Quality Engineers (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for Medical Devices Quality Engineers is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,962 - $92,528
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$52K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $69,257
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$17.19 - $50.67
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,962 - $92,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,683  
Profit Sharing
$203.32 - $7,693  
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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$51,547 - $98,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,063
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.19 - $50.67  
   
Overtime
$24.81 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,683  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.32 - $7,693  
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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$51,547 - $98,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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

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

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Medical Devices Quality Engineers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Quality Manager. On average, Quality Managers get paid about the same as Medical Devices Quality Engineers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Stryker Corp., Covidien, and St. Jude Medical, Inc. are all popular places to work. Those at Kimberly Clark Corp can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $101K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Boston Scientific Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., and Abbott Laboratories, where Medical Devices Quality Engineers typically earn around $88K, $87K, or $86K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Covidien ($68K), Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Inc. ($68K), and Zimmer Inc. ($69K).

Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, minitab, Statistical Analysis, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Visual Basic, Pro/Engineer, and Matlab. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to know Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $66K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $77K. Medical Devices Quality Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. Medical Devices Quality Engineers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,655

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Medical Devices Quality Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Medical Devices Quality Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+9 percent), Irvine (+8 percent), Salt Lake City (+5 percent), and Minneapolis (+4 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Cincinnati is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Memphis and Boston (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries




National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

Project Management
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Statistical Analysis
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minitab
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Regulatory Compliance
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SolidWorks
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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SQL
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Matlab
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Pro/Engineer
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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