$74,878
Avg. Salary
$30.55
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,011

Profit Sharing

$3,597

The average pay for a Validation Engineer is $30.55 per hour.

The average pay for a Validation Engineer is $74,878 per year.

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MEDIAN $31
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MEDIAN $74,878
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MEDIAN: $74,878
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$20.05 - $56.36
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$0$110K
Salary $54,086 - $102,741
Bonus $722 - $10,657
Profit Sharing $604 - $9,743
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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$52,308 - $110,177
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,292
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $20.05 - $56.36
Hourly Tips $13.46
Overtime $25.21 - $56.78
Annual Data $0$110K
Bonus $722 - $10,657
Profit Sharing $604 - $9,743
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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$52,308 - $110,177
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 302

Job Description for Validation Engineer

Validation engineers play a critical role in the manufacturing process, working to test and validate production systems and technology. These engineers calibrate and otherwise ensure the proper function of machinery or equipment that help maintain quality during the manufacturing process. Often, this means checking quality systems to make sure that they work according to specifications set by the company and/or external regulatory bodies. Many different manufacturing fields employ validation engineers, such as technology, electronics, biotechnology, automotive, aerospace, and pharmaceuticals.

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Validation Engineer Tasks

  • Develop, plan, and implement validation procedures and tests, including identifying key needs.
  • Read, revise, and create documentation.
  • Create validation programs, test them, and ensure ongoing operations during validation tests.
  • Review and statistically analyze all data and generate summary reports.

Validation Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$133K

$85,850

$85,296

$88,802

Azzur Group
13 profiles
$67,600

Cummins, Inc.
12 profiles
$71,671

$53,233

$80,505

Pfizer, Inc.
9 profiles
$68,311

$77,667

Cirrus Logic
7 profiles
$87,264

Common Career Paths for Validation Engineer


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Many Validation Engineers move into Drug and Chemical Validation Specialist roles. Drug and Chemical Validation Specialists seem to make a little less than Validation Engineers as their salaries average out to $61K a year.

Validation Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Validation Engineer


Survey results imply that Validation Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Python, C, and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 17 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Validation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Linux and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Test Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Validation Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Validation Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Validation Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 512 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Validation Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 206 salaries. An experienced Validation Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 140 salaries. A Validation Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,747

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

With a pay rate for Validation Engineers that is 44 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Validation Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tempe (+23 percent), Warren (+20 percent), Austin (+20 percent), and Portland (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Hillsboro (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Validation Engineer

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Validation Engineer Salaries

▲46%

▲31%

▲7%

National Average
$76,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Validation Engineer Salaries

▲19%

C
▲16%


C++
▲11%

▲3%

Matlab
▲2%


National Average
$76,000







Linux
▼10%

Validation
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%