Reliability Engineer Salary

An average Reliability Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $83K annually. Total cash compensation to Reliability Engineers bottoms out near $62K and approaches $123K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $14K from bonuses and almost $11K from profit sharing. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Male Reliability Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Reliability Engineers. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$61,611 - $118,295
(Median)
$62K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,119
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$19.67 - $49.86
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,611 - $118,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,197  
Profit Sharing
$491.94 - $10,766  
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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$61,741 - $122,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 911
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.67 - $49.86  
   
Overtime
$27.46 - $73.40  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,197  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.94 - $10,766  
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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$61,741 - $122,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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 boasts the highest average salary in town at $91K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $64K or as much as $112K.

Popular Skills for Reliability Engineer


Survey takers working as Reliability Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with C++ and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Matlab, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Reliability Engineer

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


Reliability Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $75K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $90K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $101K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $109K.

Pay Difference by Location


Sunnyvale is home to an above-average pay rate for Reliability Engineers, 33 percent higher than the national average. Reliability Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Cupertino (+31 percent), Baton Rouge (+28 percent), San Jose (+22 percent), and Palo Alto (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Workers in Pittsburgh and Memphis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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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
$86,000


Skills That Affect Reliability Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 24%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 12%

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
up arrow 2%

Statistical Analysis
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Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$86,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%



Matlab
up arrow 7%

SolidWorks
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 6%
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