Average Early-Career Reliability Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career Reliability Engineer is $78,712.
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Job Description for Reliability Engineer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Reliability Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Intel Corporation and Medtronic, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Apple Computer, Inc where the average pay is $127,800. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Intel Corporation and Spacex, earning around $91,375 and $82,497, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $62,727. Northrop Grumman Corporation and Medtronic, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,681 and $77,097, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Reliability Engineer

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Reliability Engineer

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 $69,010 based on 99 salaries. A mid-career Reliability Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,500 based on 376 salaries. An experienced Reliability Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,753 based on 302 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,263.
Employees with Reliability Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (16.3% more) and San Jose, California (15.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (19.4% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (4.9% less).

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