$71,814
Avg. Salary
$29.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,884

Bonus

$2,010

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Quality Engineer, Medical Devices is $29.09 per hour.

The average pay for a Quality Engineer, Medical Devices is $71,814 per year.

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$0$101K
Salary $56,044 - $96,772
Bonus $1,167 - $9,521
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,109
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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$54,862 - $101,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,924
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $18.00 - $45.16
Overtime $24.89 - $59.20
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $1,167 - $9,521
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,109
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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$54,862 - $101,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 173

Job Description for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

Quality engineers for medical devices are responsible for all aspects of quality assurance in the design and production of medical device products. They must design and implement tests that effectively, efficiently monitor the quality of the medical device in each stage of the production process. Due to the vital nature of the medical device field, quality engineers for medical devices must adhere to strict guidelines for quality and risk. Quality engineers work with clients, other internal departments, and regulatory agencies to establish precise requirements for new product standards. They then design and test the new product at various stages of the production process to ensure these standards are met. They periodically review older testing standards to ensure they meet current industry and client requirements. Once tests are completed, quality engineers provide feedback to design engineers on how to improve quality and meet product specifications as necessary.

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Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Tasks
  • Support new product development for design and quality related functions.
  • Initiate standards and methods for inspection, testing, and evaluation.
  • Responsible for product maintenance.

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Pay By Employer

$0$116K

Medtronic, Inc.
89 profiles
$78,382

$72,615

Stryker Corp.
43 profiles
$80,645

$74,683

$67,236

$69,496

$63,923

Zimmer Inc.
14 profiles
$64,674

$78,611

$71,899

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


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As Medical Devices Quality Engineers transition into upper-level roles like Quality Managers, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Quality Managers earn the same amount as Medical Devices Quality Engineers on average.

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices


Survey takers working as Medical Devices Quality Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Auditing, Statistical Analysis, and Risk Management / Risk Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Visual Basic, Matlab, and SQL. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

Pay by Experience for a Quality Engineer, Medical Devices has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Engineer, Medical Devices with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 614 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Engineer, Medical Devices with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 256 salaries. An experienced Quality Engineer, Medical Devices which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 159 salaries. A Quality Engineer, Medical Devices with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

28%

12%

-10%

-12%

National Average: $73,113

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Fremont offers some of the highest pay in the country for Medical Devices Quality Engineers, 30 percent above the national average. Medical Devices Quality Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+17 percent), Irvine (+14 percent), Cleveland (+10 percent), and San Diego (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boston. Below-median salaries also turn up in Warsaw and Oklahoma City (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Engineer, Medical Devices?

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices in Atlanta:
"Hi!"
Be open minded and ready to work.

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices in Tampa:
"New to Tampa."
Pros: Warm weather and close to the beaches easy to plan a vacation.
Cons: TRAFFIC.

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices in Seattle:
"Life as a young QE."
Pros: Plenty of responsibility and technical challenge. I get to lead cross-functional teams and facilitate many types of meetings from root cause analysis, action-planning, and risk-based decision making. My manager mostly lets me operate independently. I work in sustaining engineering, new product development, process improvement initiatives, and quality investigations, so I don't usually feel like I am doing the same thing over and over again.
Cons: It can be a thankless job. Since you are usually working on multiple unrelated projects with multiple managers that do not talk to eachother, it can be hard to not become over-resourced. Additionally, when a product quality issue arises you have to drop everything and address it. This issue would probably be lessened if your manager actually understands the work involved in what you do. The job also requires a high level of attention to detail as a major component is technical documentation review and critiquing it through an auditor's lens. While this can be interesting, the quality of your work is usually hidden except to the document owner who's name goes on the finished piece. Management of course does not usually see this review and will be confused as to why it takes so long and is such a burden on your resources. Lastly, the main focus of the job is reviewing, delegating and coordinating other people's work. It can be hard to feel like you produced something of your own.

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices in Minneapolis:
"Time Management is very important."
Without organized time management, it will be difficult to keep track of all of your responsibilities.

Quality Engineer, Medical Devices in Rochester:
"Wish We Had Examples Of Real World Careers Using Our Degrees."
Learn about the important metrics or measures of quality or profit/success to your company starting with your supervisor as soon as you start your job. Don't allow this to be delayed. Work to achieve these goals as quickly and correctly as possibly. If you have suggestions of ways to do things better, suggestion them but pick the right time and place. It's not good to embarrass the boss.

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Key Stats for Quality Engineer, Medical Devices

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 336 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries

▲26%

▲21%

▲10%

National Average
$73,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Medical Devices Salaries



▲3%




National Average
$73,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%




▼5%

Pro/Engineer
▼7%

▼9%

SQL
▼9%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 336 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%