$86,892
Avg. Salary
$34.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$5,763

Bonus

$3,976

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Reliability Engineer is $34.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Reliability Engineer is $86,892 per year.

$20.28
10%
$34.59
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$55.03
90%
MEDIAN $34.59
$65k
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50%
$123k
90%
MEDIAN $86,892
$64,653 - $123,457
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MEDIAN: $86,892
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$0$131K
Salary $64,653 - $123,457
Bonus $1,465 - $15,271
Profit Sharing $388 - $12,456
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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$65,092 - $131,190
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,565
Hourly Data $0$80
Hourly Rate $20.28 - $55.03
Hourly Tips $1.42
Overtime $27.06 - $80.26
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $1,465 - $15,271
Profit Sharing $388 - $12,456
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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$65,092 - $131,190
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 73

Job Description for Reliability Engineer

A reliability engineer is in charge of the overall support of mechanical systems. They work closely with operations and maintenance personnel to troubleshoot mechanical problems. Reliability engineers must be able to ensure that site policies, procedures, standards, and specifications are met. They write or approve project scopes, mark and approve drawings, and establish and maintain installation details and standards.

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Reliability Engineer Tasks

  • Initiate, prioritize, and implement plans to improve safety, cost, capacity, and quality of manufacturing.
  • Design and track maintenance, quality, and root cause metrics and analyses.
  • Evaluate and select materials, equipment, techniques, and installation protocols.
  • Analyze technical data and collaborate with workers to identify improvements and create standard products.

Popular Employer Salaries for Reliability Engineer


Intel Corporation, Cummins, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Reliability Engineers. Celanese Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $162K. Dow Chemical Co, HollyFrontier, and E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co (DuPont) are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Reliability Engineers earning around $106K, $97K, or $96K at each firm, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Cummins, Inc. ($72K), Northrop Grumman Corporation ($79K), and Georgia-Pacific Corporation ($82K).

Common Career Paths for Reliability Engineer


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Popular Skills for Reliability Engineer


Reliability Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Linux, Systems Engineering, Quality Improvement / QA, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Matlab, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Data Analysis and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM).

Pay by Experience Level for Reliability Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Reliability Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Reliability Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 425 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Reliability Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 283 salaries. An experienced Reliability Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 196 salaries. A Reliability Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 105 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

18%

18%

-15%

National Average: $89,521

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

For those looking to make money, Reliability Engineers in Santa Clara enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 66 percent above the national average. Reliability Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+28 percent), Portland (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and San Jose (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Memphis, 18 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (16 percent less) and Orlando (13 percent less).

Reliability Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Reliability Engineer?

Reliability Engineer in Oak Ridge:
"Learn all that you can."
Learn all that you can.

Reliability Engineer in Allentown:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Autonomy to make decisions to complete a qualification. The challenges of learning details about new products and writing scripts to automate data analysis.
Cons: Sometimes it gets repetitive and monotonous.

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Key Stats for Reliability Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Reliability Engineer Salaries

▲28%

▲15%

▲6%

National Average
$90,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Reliability Engineer Salaries

▲20%



Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
▼0%


National Average
$90,000


▼2%








▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 5%