Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

For Metal Machining Quality Engineers, annual average wages total $61K per year. Total cash earnings of Metal Machining Quality Engineers range from $42K on the low end to $82K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $7K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Metal Machining Quality Engineers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,560 - $80,879
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,763
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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
$44,560 - $80,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,061  
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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$41,622 - $81,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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 - $6,061  
   
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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$41,622 - $81,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Many Metal Machining Quality Engineers transition into upper-level Quality Assurance Manager positions. Quality Assurance Managers earn a median of $68K per year. Becoming a Supplier Quality Engineer is, more often than not, the most common role that Metal Machining Quality Engineers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $65K. Another frequent advance is for Metal Machining Quality Engineers to assume a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $58K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


Metal Machining Quality Engineers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Quality Improvement / QA, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and Pro/Engineer. Most people who know Quality Improvement / QA also know Microsoft Office. Most people who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Metal Machining Quality Engineers make a median salary of $65K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $68K on average.

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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%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$61,000

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
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
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
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: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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