Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States take home an average $62K per year. In the world of Metal Machining Quality Engineers, overall income ranges from $44K near the bottom to $82K at the top; this can include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (83 percent) of Metal Machining Quality Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Metal Machining Quality Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,003 - $80,806
(Median)
$45K
$62K
$81K
MEDIAN: $61,610
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90%

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$13.47 - $31.39
(Median)
$13
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$45,003 - $80,806  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $7,149  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $6,183  
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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$44,014 - $81,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $31.39  
   
Overtime
$24.61 - $44.24  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$400.00 - $7,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $6,183  
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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$44,014 - $81,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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

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

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. The most common promotion for Metal Machining Quality Engineers is Supplier Quality Engineer, a position that typically pays $66K annually. Another standard transition for Metal Machining Quality Engineers seeking advancement is to assume a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager role, where pay is often $58K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Lean Manufacturing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and SQL. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $58K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $71K on average.

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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%

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 9%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 9%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 12%

SolidWorks
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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