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Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary (United States)

For Medical Devices Quality Engineers, yearly wages usually total $67K annually. Total incomes of Medical Devices Quality Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $9K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $50K and $97K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Medical Devices Quality Engineers (67 percent) are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary (?
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$50,123 - $91,296
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MEDIAN: $67,280
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Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salary (?
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$15.65 - $54.48
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$50,123 - $91,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,103  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,503  
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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$49,585 - $97,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 818
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $54.48  
   
Overtime
$17.40 - $66.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,103  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,503  
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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$49,585 - $97,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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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Lower-level Medical Devices Quality Engineers may earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Quality Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

Medtronic, Inc., Covidien, Boston Scientific Corporation, St. Jude Medical, Inc., and Abbott Laboratories are all popular places to work. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Kimberly Clark Corp offers the most; Medical Devices Quality Engineers earn $101K on average there. Other leaders in compensation levels are Abbott Laboratories at $100K, Medtronic, Inc. at $87K, and Boston Scientific Corporation, where Medical Devices Quality Engineers annually earn $86K.
Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Covidien at $68K, Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Inc. at $69K, and St. Jude Medical, Inc., where $76K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

Medical Devices Quality Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Project Management, Statistical Analysis, and minitab are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Visual Basic , Pro/Engineer, and Matlab. It is often found that people who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control are 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 $63K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Medical Devices Quality Engineers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $78K. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one in six of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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$69,000
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For Medical Devices Quality Engineers, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Minneapolis, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Memphis also offer top salaries for Medical Devices Quality Engineers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 12 percent, 9 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent more, respectively. Boulder ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Statistical Analysis
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minitab
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$69,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Regulatory Compliance
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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

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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