Reliability Engineer Salary

Reliability Engineers in the United States take home an average $84K annually. Final cash compensation to Reliability Engineers varies from around $62K to approximately $123K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $13K and $11K, respectively. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. The vast majority of Reliability Engineers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$62,251 - $117,958

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$19.67 - $49.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,251 - $117,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,489  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $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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$62,237 - $122,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 927
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.67 - $49.86  
   
Overtime
$28.35 - $73.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $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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$62,237 - $122,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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


Pay for Reliability Engineers is best at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, which offers a median salary of $91K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $67K to $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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Reliability Engineers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $76K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $90K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $101K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $109K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Reliability Engineers, Sunnyvale provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Reliability Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Baton Rouge (+28 percent), Cupertino (+26 percent), San Jose (+22 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Reliability Engineers in Columbus earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Pittsburgh (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, 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%

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
up arrow 1%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$86,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Project Management
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 7%

SolidWorks
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
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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