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Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary

The national average salary for Medical Devices Quality Engineers is $68K per year; Kimberly Clark Corp pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $101K. Medical Devices Quality Engineers will also find cushy salaries at Abbott Laboratories (+$98K), Medtronic, Inc. (+$86K), and Boston Scientific Corporation (+$85K). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$50,534 - $91,400
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MEDIAN: $67,502
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$15.62 - $54.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,534 - $91,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,090  
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $6,473  
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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$50,198 - $97,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 849
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$15.62 - $54.56  
   
Overtime
$18.90 - $66.08  
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 - $9,090  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.93 - $6,473  
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).
)
$50,198 - $97,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


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Medical Devices Quality Engineers may not always see an increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Quality Manager offer money in line with Medical Devices Quality Engineers.

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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, Statistical Analysis, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Visual Basic, Pro/Engineer, and Matlab. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know 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 of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $76K. On average, Medical Devices Quality Engineers make $82K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Medical Devices Quality Engineers report making only $78K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 9 percent, Medical Devices Quality Engineers in Minneapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. Medical Devices Quality Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), Boston (+5 percent), and Irvine (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boulder. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are St. Paul (7 percent less) and Chicago (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

minitab
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 5%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 10%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 8%