Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

Medical Devices Quality Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $68K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Medical Devices Quality Engineers can bottom out near $51K or peak near $97K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by experience level and geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The majority of Medical Devices Quality Engineers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,843 - $91,501

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$17.67 - $53.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,843 - $91,501  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,200  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,119  
Total Pay (?
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$51,432 - $96,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 932
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.67 - $53.36  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $60.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $8,119  
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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$51,432 - $96,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


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Medical Devices Quality Engineers may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Quality Manager. Quality Managers on average make about as much as Medical Devices Quality Engineers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


Medical Devices Quality Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Covidien, St. Jude Medical, Inc., and Abbott Laboratories. Kimberly Clark Corp offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $101K. Abbott Laboratories, Medtronic, Inc., and Boston Scientific Corporation also offer top salaries for Medical Devices Quality Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $87K, $87K, and $85K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Covidien at $68K, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Inc. at $68K, and Zimmer Inc. at $69K.

Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


Medical Devices Quality Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Statistical Analysis, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing SolidWorks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Visual Basic and Pro/Engineer also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are similarly competent in 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $65K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. For Medical Devices Quality Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. 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 $79K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Medical Devices Quality Engineers, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 17 percent above the national average. Medical Devices Quality Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Irvine (+7 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cincinnati. Workers in Memphis and Boston earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 5 percent.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

Project Management
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Statistical Analysis
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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
$70,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Regulatory Compliance
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Microsoft Excel
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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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SolidWorks
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%
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