Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salary

Pay for Metal Machining Quality Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $64K per year. Total cash earnings of Metal Machining Quality Engineers range from $45K on the low end to $83K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $14K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Metal Machining Quality Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority (85 percent) of Metal Machining Quality Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$49,680 - $82,034
$50K
$65K
$82K
MEDIAN: $64,793
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$14.79 - $30.89
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$31
MEDIAN: $20.32
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$0$83K
Salary $49,680 - $82,034
Bonus $495.79 - $7,861
Profit Sharing $0.33 - $13,702
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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$45,462 - $83,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 236
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $14.79 - $30.89
Overtime $18.42 - $36.77
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $495.79 - $7,861
Profit Sharing $0.33 - $13,702
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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$45,462 - $83,712
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

Job Description for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

Quality engineers for metal machining are responsible for ensuring that all products being made by their organization meet company standards for quality and efficacy. They are also in charge of investigating any issues that may arise related to metal machining and developing solutions to these issues. Additionally, quality engineers for metal machining help better the manufacturing process by making recommendations for improvements and help implement those recommendations that are approved. These engineers are also responsible for ensuring that all teams in the machining process work together effectively to reduce issues and increase productivity.

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Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Tasks

  • Develop improvements in inspections methods to improve product quality.
  • Train employees and supplier personnel on product requirements.
  • Perform quality design reviews for new products.
  • Resolves technical production problems.

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


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Metal Machining Quality Engineers who transition into an upper level Quality Assurance Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Quality Assurance Manager makes $70K a year. A Supplier Quality Engineer role is the most common promotion for Metal Machining Quality Engineers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $67K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Metal Machining Quality Engineers is a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager position, where earnings are usually $58K.

Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining


Metal Machining Quality Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Manufacturing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 16 percent. Those listing SolidWorks as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Visual Basic and SQL also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

Pay by Experience for a Quality Engineer, Metal Machining has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Engineer, Metal Machining with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 155 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Engineer, Metal Machining with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Quality Engineer, Metal Machining which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 51 salaries. A Quality Engineer, Metal Machining with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Quality Engineer, Metal Machining

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

▲12%

▲6%

▲6%

National Average
$64,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineer, Metal Machining Salaries

Statistical Analysis
▲15%

Six Sigma Green Belt
▲7%



National Average
$64,000

Quality Improvement / QA
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%




Pro/Engineer
▼6%

SQL
▼13%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼16%

SolidWorks
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%