Average Early-Career Quality Engineer Salary

$65,361
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,000
Bonus
$2,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Quality Engineer is $65,361.
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$50k
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$65k
90%
$80k
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Salary
$50k - $80k
Bonus
$514 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$302 - $7k
Total Pay
$48k - $82k

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Job Description for Quality Engineer

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineer

Skills in Problem Solving and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Statistical Analysis and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineer

An entry-level Quality Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,245 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Quality Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,519 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Quality Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,692 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,497.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Quality Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 30.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (6.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 163 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.1%
Mid Career
43.6%
Experienced
32.5%
Late Career
9.8%