Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

Earnings for Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States come in at around $61K per year on average. In the world of Metal Machining Quality Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $42K and $82K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $7K, respectively. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. 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 (83 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$44,650 - $80,827

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$15.64 - $34.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,650 - $80,827  
   
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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$41,708 - $81,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.64 - $34.72  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $45.30  
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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$41,708 - $81,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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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Metal Machining Quality Engineers often transition into upper-level roles like Quality Assurance Manager, for which the average compensation is $68K per year. More often than not, a Supplier Quality Engineer role is the next step for Metal Machining Quality Engineers moving up in the field. Supplier Quality Engineers usually make $65K per year. Many other Metal Machining Quality Engineers choose to take on a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager role, where salaries are typically $58K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


Metal Machining Quality Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and Pro/Engineer. Those educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Quality Improvement / QA are similarly competent 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $55K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $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 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Pro/Engineer
up arrow 8%

SQL
up arrow 8%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 11%

SolidWorks
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%
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