Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States take home approximately $61K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Metal Machining Quality Engineers varies from around $43K to approximately $82K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $14K, respectively. Metal Machining Quality Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,195 - $80,753
(Median)
$44K
$61K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,687
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$13.52 - $34.35
(Median)
$14
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,195 - $80,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $13,809  
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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$42,730 - $81,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $34.35  
   
Overtime
$21.67 - $45.30  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $13,809  
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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$42,730 - $81,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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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 $69K per year. 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 results suggest that Metal Machining Quality Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and SQL. Most people familiar with 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. Metal Machining Quality Engineers see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $72K.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Project Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$60,000

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 4%

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 37 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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