Reliability Engineer Salary

Median pay for Reliability Engineers in the United States is around $84K per year. In the world of Reliability Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $63K and $125K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. The vast majority of Reliability Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Reliability Engineers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$63,344 - $119,164
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$63K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,420
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$20.27 - $50.35
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,344 - $119,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,664  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $10,067  
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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$63,262 - $124,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,092
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $50.35  
   
Overtime
$29.16 - $72.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,664  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $10,067  
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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$63,262 - $124,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Reliability Engineers include Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Intel Corporation, Dow Chemical Co, Cummins, Inc., and Northrop Grumman Corporation. The biggest paychecks can be found at Celanese Corporation — the median salary there is $162K.

Popular Skills for Reliability Engineer


Survey takers working as Reliability Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in C++, Linux, Quality Improvement / QA, and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Matlab, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $76K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $93K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $102K. Reliability Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $112K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,175

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Reliability Engineers in Cupertino receive some of the highest pay in the country. Reliability Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Sunnyvale (+30 percent), Baton Rouge (+29 percent), San Jose (+20 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Reliability Engineers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Reliability Engineers in Columbus bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Memphis (14 percent less) and Chicago (11 percent less).

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
$87,000


Skills That Affect Reliability Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 13%

Linux
up arrow 11%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 2%

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
up arrow 1%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 1%

SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP PM)
0%

National Average
$87,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%




Matlab
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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