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Reliability Engineer Salary

Median pay for Reliability Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $83K annually. Total incomes of Reliability Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $14K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $62K and $122K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Male Reliability Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Most Reliability Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,480 - $117,930
(Median)
$61K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,612
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$19.57 - $48.87
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$49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,480 - $117,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,692  
Profit Sharing
$498.89 - $10,271  
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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$61,650 - $122,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 874
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $48.87  
   
Overtime
$27.42 - $55.51  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,692  
   
Profit Sharing
$498.89 - $10,271  
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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$61,650 - $122,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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Job Description for Reliability Engineer

A reliability engineer is in charge of the overall support of mechanical systems. They work closely with operations and maintenance personnel to troubleshoot mechanical problems. Reliability engineers must be able to ensure that site policies, procedures, standards, and specifications are met. They write or approve project scopes, mark and approve drawings, and establish and maintain installation details and standards.

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Reliability Engineer Tasks

  • Evaluate and select materials, equipment, techniques, and installation protocols.
  • Analyze technical data and collaborate with workers to identify improvements and create standard products.
  • Initiate, prioritize, and implement plans to improve safety, cost, capacity, and quality of manufacturing.
  • Design and track maintenance, quality, and root cause metrics and analyses.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Reliability Engineer


Although Georgia-Pacific Corporation heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $91K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $64K to $112K.

Dow Chemical Co doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $84K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $123K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Reliability Engineer


Reliability Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in C++, Technical Analysis, Statistical Analysis, and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SolidWorks, Matlab, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Project Management and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Reliability Engineer

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


For many Reliability Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $75K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $88K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $101K. Reliability Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $109K.

Pay Difference by Location


Reliability Engineers will find that Sunnyvale offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Reliability Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baton Rouge (+29 percent), Cupertino (+27 percent), Indianapolis (+26 percent), and San Jose (+23 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Workers in Pittsburgh and Memphis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

Reliability Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Reliability Engineer?

Reliability Engineer in Allentown:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Autonomy to make decisions to complete a qualification. The challenges of learning details about new products and writing scripts to automate data analysis.
Cons: Sometimes it gets repetitive and monotonous.

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Experience Affects Reliability Engineer Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Reliability Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 18%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 13%

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
up arrow 2%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 2%

National Average
$85,000

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%


Matlab
up arrow 6%

SolidWorks
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 5%
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