Reliability Engineer Salary

Reliability Engineers in the United States take home an average $83K per year. 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. While experience level and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. The vast majority of Reliability Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$61,582 - $118,175
(Median)
$62K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,178
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$19.73 - $49.73
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,582 - $118,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,381  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $10,850  
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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$61,709 - $122,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 924
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $49.73  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $73.19  
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 - $14,381  
   
Profit Sharing
$502 - $10,850  
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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$61,709 - $122,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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


Salary cannot be beat at Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where median pay comes to $93K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $67K, and the higher end is not far away at $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. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Project Management.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $75K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $90K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $101K. Reliability Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $109K.

Pay Difference by Location


Sunnyvale is home to an above-average pay rate for Reliability Engineers, 32 percent higher than the national average. Reliability Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Cupertino (+31 percent), Baton Rouge (+28 percent), San Jose (+21 percent), and Dallas (+16 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Reliability Engineers is geography, with workers in Columbus earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (15 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (14 percent lower).

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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 2%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$86,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

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 141 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
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%
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