A Validation Engineer earns an average salary of $70,031 per year. A skill in C++ is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Validation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,627 - $97,610
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MEDIAN: $70,030
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Validation Engineer Total Pay (?
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$21.29 - $70.47
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$50,627 - $97,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,237  
Profit Sharing
$957 - $6,183  
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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$50,544 - $109,756  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 538
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.29 - $70.47  
   
Overtime
$19.77 - $58.86  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,237  
   
Profit Sharing
$957 - $6,183  
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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$50,544 - $109,756  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 538
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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 by Experience Level for Validation Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chandler
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Columbus
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Hillsboro
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Santa Clara
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San Francisco
up arrow 15%
Philadelphia
up arrow 14%
Columbia
up arrow 8%
San Diego
up arrow 7%
Austin
up arrow 6%
National Average
$74,000
Auburn Hills
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Raleigh
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Irvine
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Validation Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Validation Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 13%
Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%
National Average
$74,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 91 votes.
Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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