Quality Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Quality Engineer is $68,150 per year.

$49,083 - $93,483
MEDIAN: $68,149

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$49,083 - $93,483  
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$46,080 - $91,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Quality Engineer

The job of a quality engineer is to generate a specific plan for improving the business with external suppliers. These plans are usually generated every month. You also present the plan to your supervisor, who is usually a more advanced engineer. To be successful at this job, you must be well-versed with computers. Also, it is required to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a minimum of three years of experience in quality insurance.


Quality Engineer Tasks

  • Develop cost effective processes for discarded or rejected products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications.
  • Confer and monitor inspection staff procedures, product specifications and project status.
  • Develop and implement manufacturing methods for inspection and testing to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
  • Plan and direct production and development operations to ensure conformance to specifications and make necessary process or assembly adjustments.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

National Average

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


36 %
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%