Quality Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$74,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a quality engineer make?
As a Quality Engineer in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $75,073 per year or $36.09 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $95,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Quality Engineer salaries are California, Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, and Arizona. The typical tenure for a Quality Engineer is 3.3 years.

Average Quality Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Quality Engineer in the USA is $75,073 annually or $36.09 hourly. The top city when it comes to Quality Engineer salaries is San Francisco, CA at $100,232 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $63,000. California, Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, and Arizona are the top 5 highest earning states for Quality Engineers. Kentucky, Mississippi, and Florida have the lowest Quality Engineer salaries.

Map of Quality Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Quality Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Quality Engineer Salary By Company

Quality Engineers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Quality Engineers are in Technology companies and Manufacturing companies. Google and VMware are the highest paying companies. Companies like Salesforce and Adobe also report very competitive wages for Quality Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$134,717
$135k
$129,681
$130k
$125,284
$125k
$123,610
$124k
$120,633
$121k
$119,302
$119k
$117,055
$117k

Average Quality Engineer Pay By Industry

Wages for Quality Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Manufacturing companies, and Automotive companies pay their Quality Engineers well. Salaries for Quality Engineers in Technology companies average $79,459 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Automotive companies pay $75,195 and $71,633, respectively. The average salary for Quality Engineers in the Health Care industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $71,457.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$79,459
$79k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$75,195
$75k
Automotive
Automotive
$71,633
$72k
Health Care
Health Care
$71,457
$71k

Quality Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Quality Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Quality Engineer can range from $56,019 to $103,936 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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