Reliability Engineer Salary

Reliability Engineers in the United States take home an average $83K per year. Total cash compensation for Reliability Engineers runs from $62K to $123K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $11K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Most Reliability Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (89 percent) of Reliability Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,457 - $118,355
(Median)
$61K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,752
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$19.35 - $46.85
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$19
$30
$47
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$61,457 - $118,355  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,341  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $10,665  
Total Pay (?
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$61,558 - $122,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 841
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Hourly Rate
$19.35 - $46.85  
   
Overtime
$27.38 - $55.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,341  
   
Profit Sharing
$504 - $10,665  
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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$61,558 - $122,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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


Employees of Georgia-Pacific Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $91K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $64K to $112K.

Pay for Reliability Engineers is the lowest at Dow Chemical Co, which has a median salary of $84K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $123K.

Popular Skills for Reliability Engineer


Reliability Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++, Technical Analysis, Statistical Analysis, and Reliability Centred Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SolidWorks, Matlab, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also 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.


Reliability Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $75K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $88K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $101K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $109K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Reliability Engineers, working in the bustling city of Sunnyvale has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Reliability Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Baton Rouge (+29 percent), San Jose (+27 percent), Cupertino (+27 percent), and Indianapolis (+26 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Memphis (13 percent lower).

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%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
up arrow 2%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$85,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 4%


Matlab
up arrow 7%

SolidWorks
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%