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Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States take home an average $60K annually. Total cash earnings of Metal Machining Quality Engineers range from $41K 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. Men make up the vast majority of Metal Machining Quality Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Metal Machining Quality Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,362 - $81,163
(Median)
$43K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,284
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$15.40 - $34.60
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,362 - $81,163  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,904  
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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$41,017 - $81,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $34.60  
   
Overtime
$22.47 - $44.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $6,904  
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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$41,017 - $81,983  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Moving into a Quality Assurance Manager position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $68K annually. The most common career progression for Metal Machining Quality Engineers leads to becoming a Supplier Quality Engineer, where average pay is $65K annually. However, many Metal Machining Quality Engineers also opt to become Manufacturing Quality Control Managers. Typically, a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager brings home $58K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


Metal Machining Quality Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Quality Improvement / QA, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks, Visual Basic, and Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Skill sets containing Quality Improvement / QA also tend to include Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. On average, Metal Machining Quality Engineers make $65K following one to two decades on the job. 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
$60,000


Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$60,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%


Pro/Engineer
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%

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
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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