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Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

Medical Devices Quality Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $68K per year. In the world of Medical Devices Quality Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $51K and $97K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $8K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by tenure and geography. The majority of Medical Devices Quality Engineers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Medical Devices Quality Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,075 - $91,436
(Median)
$51K
$68K
$91K
MEDIAN: $67,545
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$16.75 - $53.95
(Median)
$17
$30
$54
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,075 - $91,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,159  
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $8,340  
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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$50,887 - $96,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 896
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.75 - $53.95  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $60.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,159  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.33 - $8,340  
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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$50,887 - $96,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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.

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Medical Devices Quality Engineers' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Quality Manager. On average, Quality Managers get paid about the same as Medical Devices Quality Engineers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Covidien, St. Jude Medical, Inc., and Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Inc. are top-notch employers for Medical Devices Quality Engineers in this area. Those at Kimberly Clark Corp can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $101K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Abbott Laboratories, Medtronic, Inc., and Boston Scientific Corporation, where Medical Devices Quality Engineers typically earn around $98K, $88K, or $85K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Covidien, Zimmer Inc., and Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Inc., all paying $68K.

Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


Medical Devices Quality Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in minitab, Project Management, Risk Management / Risk Control, and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Visual Basic, Pro/Engineer, and Matlab. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $65K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Devices Quality Engineers make a median salary of $85K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $80K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Medical Devices Quality Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Medical Devices Quality Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+10 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and Irvine (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Boulder and 7 percent less in Memphis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

minitab
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Project Management
up arrow 4%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$69,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 6%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 11%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%