Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

Median pay for Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States is around $60K per year. Cash earnings for Metal Machining Quality Engineers — including $6K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $82K depending on individual performance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Metal Machining Quality Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,619 - $81,034
(Median)
$44K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,342
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$15.28 - $34.66
(Median)
$15
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,619 - $81,034  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,167  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6,904  
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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$41,034 - $81,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.28 - $34.66  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $44.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,167  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $6,904  
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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$41,034 - $81,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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 advance their careers by becoming Quality Assurance Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $68K. 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 $65K 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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Quality Improvement / QA, Project Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control 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. Most people who know Quality Improvement / QA also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. Metal Machining Quality Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $66K.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 7%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%