Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States take home approximately $62K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Metal Machining Quality Engineers range from $44K on the low end to $81K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $5K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Metal Machining Quality Engineers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority (84 percent) of Metal Machining Quality Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$45,463 - $79,586
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MEDIAN: $62,233
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$13.12 - $30.99
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MEDIAN: $20.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,463 - $79,586  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $7,149  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $4,562  
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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$43,797 - $81,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $30.99  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $40.50  
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
$250.00 - $7,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $4,562  
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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$43,797 - $81,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


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Moving into a Quality Assurance Manager position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $69K annually. With an annual salary of $67K, Supplier Quality Engineer is the most common role for Metal Machining Quality Engineers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager role — which usually pays $58K — is also typical for Metal Machining Quality Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


Metal Machining Quality Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Manufacturing, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and SQL. Those educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

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 $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $67K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $70K on average.

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Key Stats for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 20%

Six Sigma Green Belt
up arrow 11%




National Average
$62,000



Pro/Engineer
up arrow 4%



SQL
up arrow 10%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 13%

SolidWorks
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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