Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

The average Metal Machining Quality Engineer in the United States earns approximately $61K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Metal Machining Quality Engineers can bottom out near $42K or peak near $82K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Metal Machining Quality Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Most Metal Machining Quality Engineers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,918 - $80,892
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,768
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$15.70 - $34.60
(Median)
$16
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,918 - $80,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,071  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $6,953  
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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$41,818 - $81,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.70 - $34.60  
   
Overtime
$22.47 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,071  
   
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $6,953  
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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$41,818 - $81,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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A lot of Metal Machining Quality Engineers move on to become Quality Assurance Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $68K on average. With an annual salary of $65K, Supplier Quality Engineer is the most common role for Metal Machining Quality Engineers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager role — which usually pays $58K — is also typical for Metal Machining Quality Engineers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


Metal Machining Quality Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Quality Improvement / QA, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and Pro/Engineer. Most people skilled in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Quality Improvement / QA tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $68K.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Pro/Engineer
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 8%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 11%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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