Quality Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Quality Engineer is $66,996 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

Job Description for Quality Engineer

The job of a quality engineer is to generate a specific plan for improving the business with external suppliers. These plans are usually generated every month. You also present the plan to your supervisor, who is usually a more advanced engineer. To be successful at this job, you must be well-versed with computers. Also, it is required to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a minimum of three years of experience in quality insurance.

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Quality Engineer Tasks

  • Develop and implement manufacturing methods for inspection and testing to promote efficient staff and facility utilization.
  • Plan and direct production and development operations to ensure conformance to specifications and make necessary process or assembly adjustments.
  • Develop cost effective processes for discarded or rejected products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications.
  • Confer and monitor inspection staff procedures, product specifications and project status.

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineer


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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Quality Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 63 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Quality Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 26 salaries. A Quality Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Quality Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
44%

Experience Affects Quality Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$74,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Experienced
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineer Salaries

National Average
$74,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼12%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼22%

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
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