Validation Engineer Salary (United States)

A Validation Engineer earns an average salary of $70,634 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are C++, C, and Project Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Validation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,742 - $97,645
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MEDIAN: $70,634
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Validation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.50 - $71.82
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,742 - $97,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,175  
Profit Sharing
$977 - $7,272  
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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$50,228 - $109,773  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.50 - $71.82  
   
Overtime
$23.00 - $58.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$977 - $7,272  
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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$50,228 - $109,773  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 607
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Job Description for Validation Engineer
Validation engineers play a critical role in the manufacturing process, working to test and validate production systems and technology. These engineers calibrate and otherwise ensure the proper function of machinery or equipment that help maintain quality during the manufacturing process. Often, this means checking quality systems to make sure that they work according to specifications set by the company and/or external regulatory bodies. Many different manufacturing fields employ validation engineers, such as technology, electronics, biotechnology, automotive, aerospace, and pharmaceuticals.
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Validation Engineer Tasks
  • Create validation programs, test them, and ensure ongoing operations during validation tests.
  • Review and statistically analyze all data and generate summary reports.
  • Develop, plan, and implement validation procedures and tests, including identifying key needs.
  • Read, revise, and create documentation.
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Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Hillsboro
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Tempe
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Santa Clara
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Columbia
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Philadelphia
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Raleigh
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San Diego
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Austin
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Auburn Hills
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Portland
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National Average
$74,000
Irvine
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Detroit
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Experience Affects Validation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Validation Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 13%
C
up arrow 12%
National Average
$74,000
Technical Writing
up arrow 2%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%
GMP Compliance
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Validation
up arrow 4%
Labview
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Gender
Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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