Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

Pay for Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K annually. Cash earnings for Metal Machining Quality Engineers — including $8K in bonuses and $14K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $83K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (83 percent) of Metal Machining Quality Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Metal Machining Quality Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,761 - $79,432
$49K
$64K
$79K
MEDIAN: $64,243
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$14.49 - $30.96
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,761 - $79,432  
   
Bonus
$494.35 - $7,717  
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $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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$45,181 - $82,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.49 - $30.96  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $41.69  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$494.35 - $7,717  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $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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$45,181 - $82,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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 move into a Quality Assurance Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Quality Assurance Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Metal Machining Quality Engineers. 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 $67K 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


Survey takers working as Metal Machining Quality Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Manufacturing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Those listing SolidWorks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Visual Basic and SQL also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

Pay by Experience for a Quality Engineer, Metal Machining has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Engineer, Metal Machining with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 155 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Engineer, Metal Machining with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Quality Engineer, Metal Machining which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 51 salaries. A Quality Engineer, Metal Machining with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

▲7%

National Average
$64,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Statistical Analysis
▲16%

Six Sigma Green Belt
▲8%



National Average
$64,000

Quality Improvement / QA
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%




Pro/Engineer
▼6%

SQL
▼12%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼15%

SolidWorks
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 13%
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