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Quality Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$74,000
$58,000
$74,000
$95,000
Quality engineers in the United States make an average salary of $75,073 per year or $36.09 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $58,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $95,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, manufacturing, and automotive companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, and Arizona provide the highest quality engineer salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Austin, TX
$85,116
Natick, MA
$82,982
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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 Location

While a quality engineer can average a salary of $75,073 per year, or $36.09 per hour, there are many opportunities for quality engineers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $100,232 per year. Other high-paying locations include Austin, TX, Natick, MA and Chandler, AZ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $63,000. The highest paying states for quality engineers include California, Texas and Maine. Meanwhile, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Florida offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$100,232
$100k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$85,116
$85k
Natick, MA
Natick, MA
$82,982
$83k
Chandler, AZ
Chandler, AZ
$82,133
$82k
Troy, MI
Troy, MI
$76,051
$76k
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$75,923
$76k
Hillsboro, OR
Hillsboro, OR
$75,843
$76k
Plymouth, MN
Plymouth, MN
$75,281
$75k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$75,135
$75k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$74,148
$74k

High Paying Quality Engineer Jobs

Average Quality Engineer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a quality engineer, working for Google or VMware might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Salesforce and Adobe report highly competitive salaries 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

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    Average Quality Engineer Pay By Industry

    Quality engineer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, manufacturing, and automotive companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a quality engineer can make a yearly salary of $80,129 while working for technology companies. All the while, other quality engineers are making $74,761 at manufacturing companies and $72,052 at automotive companies. One industry quality engineers may want to avoid is the health care industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $71,667.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Technology
    Technology
    $80,129
    $80k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $74,761
    $75k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $72,052
    $72k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $71,667
    $72k

    Quality Engineer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a quality engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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.

    Recently Added Quality Engineer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Harrodsburg, KY
    Harrodsburg, KY
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $52,175
    $52,175
    10/29/2020
    Butler Technical Group
    Butler Technical Group
    Quality Engineer II
    Quality Engineer II
    Quality Engineer II
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Costa Mesa, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $93,915
    $93,915
    10/29/2020
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Bloomington, MN
    Bloomington, MN
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $80,000
    $80,000
    10/28/2020
    Staff Management | SMX
    Staff Management | SMX
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Port Washington, WI
    Port Washington, WI
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    10/27/2020
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Dayton, OH
    Dayton, OH
    10/26/2020
    10/26/2020
    $93,915
    $93,915
    10/26/2020
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Ione, CA
    Ione, CA
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $41,740
    $41,740
    10/24/2020
    Medical Device Quality Engineer
    Medical Device Quality Engineer
    Chest Springs, PA
    Chest Springs, PA
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    10/20/2020
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $87,571
    $87,571
    10/16/2020
    Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer
    Lawrence, MA
    Lawrence, MA
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $54,262
    $54,262
    10/15/2020
    Medical Device Quality Engineer
    Medical Device Quality Engineer
    Chest Springs, PA
    Chest Springs, PA
    10/15/2020
    10/15/2020
    $90,000
    $90,000
    10/15/2020