Average Reliability Engineer Salary

$88,686
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$5,149
Bonus
$3,988
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The average salary for a Reliability Engineer is $88,686.
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$65k
MEDIAN
$89k
90%
$126k
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What Do Reliability Engineers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Reliability Engineer

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The top respondents for the job title Reliability Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Intel Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $136,134. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $119,988 and $110,000, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $63,164. Georgia-Pacific Corporation and Medtronic, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $83,371 and $89,320, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Reliability Engineers?

Skills in Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), Project Management and Statistical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Reliability Engineers?

An entry-level Reliability Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,241 based on 96 salaries. An early career Reliability Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,729 based on 520 salaries. A mid-career Reliability Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,360 based on 353 salaries. An experienced Reliability Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,371 based on 293 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,942.
Employees with Reliability Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (18.4% more) and San Francisco, California (18.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (30.9% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,429 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.7%
Early Career
36.4%
Mid Career
24.7%
Experienced
20.5%
Late Career
11.7%