Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $61K per year. Total cash compensation to Metal Machining Quality Engineers bottoms out near $43K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $14K from profit sharing. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. There are far more male Metal Machining Quality Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$44,195 - $80,753
(Median)
$44K
$61K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,687
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$13.52 - $34.35
(Median)
$14
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,195 - $80,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $13,809  
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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$42,730 - $81,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $34.35  
   
Overtime
$21.67 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $13,809  
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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$42,730 - $81,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

Quality engineers for metal machining are responsible for ensuring that all products being made by their organization meet company standards for quality and efficacy. They are also in charge of investigating any issues that may arise related to metal machining and developing solutions to these issues. Additionally, quality engineers for metal machining help better the manufacturing process by making recommendations for improvements and help implement those recommendations that are approved. These engineers are also responsible for ensuring that all teams in the machining process work together effectively to reduce issues and increase productivity.

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Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Tasks

  • Perform quality design reviews for new products.
  • Resolves technical production problems.
  • Develop improvements in inspections methods to improve product quality.
  • Train employees and supplier personnel on product requirements.

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


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Many Metal Machining Quality Engineers transition into upper-level Quality Assurance Manager positions. Quality Assurance Managers earn a median of $69K per year. A Supplier Quality Engineer role is the most common promotion for Metal Machining Quality Engineers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $66K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Metal Machining Quality Engineers is a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager position, where earnings are usually $58K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


Metal Machining Quality Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and SQL. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to know Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. On average, Metal Machining Quality Engineers make $65K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $72K.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Project Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$60,000

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 8%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 11%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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