Validation Engineer Salary

For Validation Engineers, annual average wages total $74K per year. Total cash compensation to Validation Engineers approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $109K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Validation Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$51,990 - $102,243
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$74K
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MEDIAN: $73,535
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$20.15 - $61.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,990 - $102,243  
   
Bonus
$486.23 - $10,270  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,673  
Total Pay (?
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$50,536 - $108,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 600
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Hourly Rate
$20.15 - $61.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$13.46  
Overtime
$25.02 - $53.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$486.23 - $10,270  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,673  
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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$50,536 - $108,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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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

  • Develop, plan, and implement validation procedures and tests, including identifying key needs.
  • Read, revise, and create documentation.
  • Create validation programs, test them, and ensure ongoing operations during validation tests.
  • Review and statistically analyze all data and generate summary reports.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Validation Engineer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Validation Engineers, Intel Corporation, General Motors Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Cummins, Inc., and Cirrus Logic are leading firms in the industry. Validation Engineers flock to General Motors Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $89K lead the pack in compensation; however, General Motors Corporation also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $60K at one end to $112K at the other end. Soaring salaries can also be found at Cirrus Logic, Intel Corporation, and Cummins, Inc., where earnings of $89K, $85K, or $72K are standard for Validation Engineers.

Employees at Abbott Laboratories, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., and Cummins, Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $57K, $71K, and $72K.

Popular Skills for Validation Engineer


Validation Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Python, C, and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 18 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Validation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Linux and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Test Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Validation Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Validation Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $68K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $81K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $99K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $110K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,229

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For Validation Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Validation Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Tempe (+24 percent), Warren (+21 percent), Austin (+21 percent), and Portland (+20 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Validation Engineer

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Validation Engineer Salaries

▲49%

▲33%

▲10%

National Average
$74,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Validation Engineer Salaries

▲22%

C
▲18%


C++
▲13%

▲5%

Matlab
▲4%



National Average
$74,000






Linux
▼8%

Validation
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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