Reliability Engineer Salary

Median pay for Reliability Engineers in the United States is around $88K annually. Overall cash earnings for Reliability Engineers stretch from $65K on the lower end to $133K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Most Reliability Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Reliability Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$64,641 - $124,840
$65K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,551
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$25.19 - $58.50
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MEDIAN: $34.27
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$0$132K
Salary $64,641 - $124,840
Bonus $1,480 - $15,546
Profit Sharing $979 - $10,161
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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$65,456 - $132,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 821
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $25.19 - $58.50
Hourly Tips $1.42
Overtime $25.41 - $78.00
Annual Data $0$132K
Bonus $1,480 - $15,546
Profit Sharing $979 - $10,161
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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$65,456 - $132,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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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

  • 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.
  • Evaluate and select materials, equipment, techniques, and installation protocols.
  • Analyze technical data and collaborate with workers to identify improvements and create standard products.

Reliability Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Reliability Engineer


Intel Corporation, Cummins, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Reliability Engineers. Celanese Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $162K. Dow Chemical Co, HollyFrontier, and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Reliability Engineers earning around $106K, $97K, or $96K at each firm, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Cummins, Inc. ($72K), Northrop Grumman Corporation ($79K), and Georgia-Pacific Corporation ($82K).

Popular Skills for Reliability Engineer


Reliability Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Linux, Systems Engineering, Quality Improvement / QA, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Matlab, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Data Analysis and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM).

Pay by Experience Level for Reliability Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Reliability Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Reliability Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 425 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Reliability Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 283 salaries. An experienced Reliability Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 196 salaries. A Reliability Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 105 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,635

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

For those looking to make money, Reliability Engineers in Santa Clara enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 66 percent above the national average. Reliability Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+28 percent), Portland (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and San Jose (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Memphis, 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (16 percent less) and Orlando (13 percent less).

Reliability Engineer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Reliability Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Reliability Engineer Salaries

▲26%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$91,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Reliability Engineer Salaries

▲18%



National Average
$91,000

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
▼1%



▼3%








▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 4%
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