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Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary (United States)

An average Metal Machining Quality Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $60K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Metal Machining Quality Engineers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary (?
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$42,439 - $78,947
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MEDIAN: $60,076
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Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary (?
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$15.52 - $34.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$42,439 - $78,947  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,261  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,503  
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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$40,594 - $79,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $34.66  
   
Overtime
$22.47 - $44.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,261  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $5,503  
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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$40,594 - $79,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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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Typically, Metal Machining Quality Engineers go on to take higher-end positions such as Quality Assurance Manager. Average pay for Quality Assurance Managers is $68K. 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

Survey results suggest that Metal Machining Quality Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, Quality Improvement / QA, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Word. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled 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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $54K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. Metal Machining Quality Engineers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $65K.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
Quality Improvement / QA
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
Project Management
0%
National Average
$60,000
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 6%
SQL
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%
SolidWorks
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

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