Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

Medical Devices Quality Engineers in the United States take home approximately $69K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Medical Devices Quality Engineers varies from around $52K to approximately $98K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $8K, respectively. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. The majority of Medical Devices Quality Engineers (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$51,962 - $92,528
(Median)
$52K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $69,257
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$17.19 - $50.67
(Median)
$17
$30
$51
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,962 - $92,528  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,683  
Profit Sharing
$203.32 - $7,693  
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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$51,547 - $98,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,063
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.19 - $50.67  
   
Overtime
$24.81 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,683  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.32 - $7,693  
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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$51,547 - $98,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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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Known for taking on a considerable number of Medical Devices Quality Engineers, Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific Corporation, Stryker Corp., Covidien, and St. Jude Medical, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. Kimberly Clark Corp offers the largest salaries in town — $101K on average. Boston Scientific Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., and Abbott Laboratories also offer top salaries for Medical Devices Quality Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $88K, $87K, and $86K, respectively.

Employees at Covidien, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Inc., and Zimmer Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $68K, $68K, and $69K.

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 Project Management, minitab, Statistical Analysis, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Visual Basic, Pro/Engineer, and Matlab. For most people, competency in Quality Assurance / Quality Control indicates knowledge of 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $66K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. Medical Devices Quality Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $83K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,655

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With a pay rate for Medical Devices Quality Engineers that is 19 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Medical Devices Quality Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+9 percent), Irvine (+8 percent), Salt Lake City (+5 percent), and Minneapolis (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cincinnati, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Memphis and Boston (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries




National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

Project Management
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Statistical Analysis
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minitab
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Risk Management / Risk Control
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Office
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Regulatory Compliance
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SolidWorks
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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SQL
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Matlab
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Pro/Engineer
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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