Updated August 18, 2021
Average Senior Reliability Engineer Salary
$124,000 yearly
$59.81 hourly

Entry level Salary
$96,000 yearly
$96,000
10 %
$124,000
Median
$159,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$159,000
$13,250
$76
75th Percentile
$141,000
$11,750
$68
Average
$124,414
$10,368
$60
25th Percentile
$109,000
$9,083
$52
10th Percentile
$96,000
$8,000
$46

Average Senior Reliability Engineer Salary By State

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Senior Reliability Engineer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$98,687
$47.45
Alaska
$111,570
$53.64
Arizona
$105,048
$50.50
Arkansas
$97,737
$46.99
California
$125,563
$60.37
Colorado
$103,868
$49.94
Connecticut
$123,908
$59.57
Delaware
$124,620
$59.91
District of Columbia
$120,108
$57.74
Florida
$89,800
$43.17
Georgia
$98,017
$47.12
Hawaii
$96,192
$46.25
Idaho
$106,809
$51.35
Illinois
$98,859
$47.53
Indiana
$76,872
$36.96
Iowa
$85,581
$41.14
Kansas
$92,085
$44.27
Kentucky
$103,081
$49.56
Louisiana
$100,741
$48.43
Maine
$104,130
$50.06
Maryland
$114,469
$55.03
Massachusetts
$126,357
$60.75
Michigan
$106,897
$51.39
Minnesota
$95,595
$45.96
Mississippi
$100,866
$48.49
Missouri
$101,237
$48.67
Montana
$107,054
$51.47
Nebraska
$88,679
$42.63
Nevada
$106,180
$51.05
New Hampshire
$121,378
$58.35
New Jersey
$108,974
$52.39
New Mexico
$102,633
$49.34
New York
$117,851
$56.66
North Carolina
$92,323
$44.39
North Dakota
$107,649
$51.75
Ohio
$101,028
$48.57
Oklahoma
$99,018
$47.60
Oregon
$122,040
$58.67
Pennsylvania
$109,549
$52.67
Rhode Island
$136,976
$65.85
South Carolina
$93,210
$44.81
South Dakota
$97,018
$46.64
Tennessee
$93,633
$45.02
Texas
$111,242
$53.48
Utah
$99,266
$47.72
Vermont
$92,197
$44.33
Virginia
$111,567
$53.64
Washington
$132,398
$63.65
West Virginia
$105,482
$50.71
Wisconsin
$85,567
$41.14
Wyoming
$110,139
$52.95

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Highest Paying Cities For Senior Reliability Engineer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$135,866
$65.32
Seattle, WA
$133,679
$64.27
Boston, MA
$126,506
$60.82
Beaverton, OR
$122,022
$58.66
New York, NY
$118,291
$56.87
Houston, TX
$112,249
$53.97

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How much does a Senior Reliability Engineer make?

  • The average senior reliability engineer makes $124,414 in the United States.
  • The average hourly pay for a senior reliability engineer is $59.81.
  • The average entry-level senior reliability engineer salary is $96,000.
  • Highest paying states for senior reliability engineer are Rhode Island ($136,976), Washington ($132,398), Massachusetts ($136,976) and California ($136,976).
  • Highest paying cities for senior reliability engineer are San Francisco, CA ($135,866), Seattle, WA, Boston, MA, Beaverton, OR and New York, NY.
  • Senior reliability engineers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $96,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $159,000.
  • The best-paid 25% made $141,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25$ made $109,000
  • Industries with the highest senior reliability engineer salaries are internet, technology and health care.

Average Senior Reliability Engineer Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $124,000
    $59.81
    +1.3%
    2020
    $123,000
    $59.02
    +1.8%
    2019
    $121,000
    $57.94
    +1.0%
    2018
    $119,000
    $57.36
    +2.4%
    2017
    $116,000
    $56.00
    +1.5%

    How Much Do Senior Reliability Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, senior reliability engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that internet, technology, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for senior reliability engineers. For example, senior reliability engineers make a whopping average salary of $140,506 while working for internet companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $114,271 at technology companies and $98,341 at health care companies. But senior reliability engineers may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $81,007.
    RankIndustryAverage Senior Reliability Engineer SalarySenior Reliability Engineer Salary Range
    1Internet
    $140,506
    $70k
    $150k
    2Technology
    $114,271
    $70k
    $150k
    3Health Care
    $98,341
    $70k
    $150k
    4Manufacturing
    $81,007
    $70k
    $150k

    High Paying Senior Reliability Engineer Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Manufacturing Engineering Internship

    Avg. salary: $51,932

    A manufacturing engineering intern is responsible for assisting the manufacturing engineers on the plant's daily operations, analyzing the manufacturing process and procedures, and recommending strategic solutions to maximize productivity and minimize costs. Manufacturing engineering interns shadow the production staff, inspect the tools and equipment of the manufacturing, analyze the quality control documentation, and perform related administrative tasks to familiarize themselves with the plant structure. A manufacturing engineering intern must have excellent communication and organization skills, as well as the ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment.
    120,438 Manufacturing Engineering Internship Jobs
    Process Engineer Internship

    Avg. salary: $37,530

    A process engineering intern performs various tasks for an organization. These include collaborating with the technical team on cost savings, process efficiency improvements, and technology advancement, attending meetings with leadership teams, and participating in customer trials. Additionally, they may assist with the leadership or management teams in creating standard operating procedures. They are responsible for coordinating with engineers and work on projects assigned by the leadership. Ideal candidates for this role must have a degree in mechanical or industrial engineering, excellent communication skills, and knowledge and experience in process observation.
    109,518 Process Engineer Internship Jobs
    Packaging Engineer

    Avg. salary: $77,983

    A Packaging Engineer plans and implements packaging designs to ensure product integrity and appeal. Their primary duties include supervising and managing the complete packaging development process, analyzing engineering drawings, and conducting periodic vendor reviews.
    90,021 Packaging Engineer Jobs
    Engineer

    Avg. salary: $78,492

    Engineers are highly trained professionals who determine the feasibility of various projects, usually related to the construction industry. They are considered experts in mathematics and science, two disciplines that they need to use in designing and coming up with plans for projects. They should also be well-versed in different construction or industrial materials, and they ensure that appropriate materials are used for the project. They also ensure that the projects meet the requirements of the groups that hired them. They create spaces that would both address the needs of the end-users and the industry standards. They also ensure that the projects they make would stand the test of time.
    469,965 Engineer Jobs
    Process Engineer

    Avg. salary: $77,626

    A Process Engineer is responsible for coming up with innovative ways to process particular raw materials into different kinds of products. They can also modify various existing machines or maintain their quality by monitoring its functions and conducting tests and examinations. A Process Engineer must do numerous analyses and research to gather data that would help determine possible improvements or decisions to uphold. Furthermore, A Process Engineer also has the task of procuring and installing new equipment, collecting and interpreting data, assessing risks, and ensuring that tasks are done safely.
    106,758 Process Engineer Jobs
    Industrial Engineering Internship

    Avg. salary: $37,464

    An industrial engineer intern is a student working in a company to do industrial engineering tasks. Industrial engineering interns assist industrial engineers. They perform process improvement tasks such as the increase in production efficiency and lean manufacturing analysis. They design and implement improved facility layout to optimize product flow and provide improvement times. More so, they conduct self-study for the calculation of efficient performance time, create assembly line drawing, and determine ergonomic issues.
    108,336 Industrial Engineering Internship Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Manufacturing Engineering Internship
    $51,933
    $4,328
    $24.97
    120,438
    Process Engineer Internship
    $37,530
    $3,128
    $18.04
    109,518
    Packaging Engineer
    $77,983
    $6,499
    $37.49
    90,021
    Engineer
    $78,492
    $6,541
    $37.74
    469,965
    Process Engineer
    $77,627
    $6,469
    $37.32
    106,758
    Industrial Engineering Internship
    $37,464
    $3,122
    $18.01
    108,336
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    Which Companies Pay Senior Reliability Engineers The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a senior reliability engineer, being employed by a company such as Box or CLEO would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Twitter and VMware also report highly competitive salaries for senior reliability engineers.
    Company
    RankCompanyZippia ScoreAverage Senior Reliability Engineer SalaryAverage Salary
    1$157,096
    2$155,959
    3$149,400
    4$146,373
    5$145,431
    6$145,241

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    Recently Added Senior Reliability Engineer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Alteryx
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    Kansas City, KS
    08/31/2021
    $101,700
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    Portland, ME
    08/31/2021
    $101,700
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    Denver, CO
    08/31/2021
    $101,700
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    08/31/2021
    $101,700
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    $101,700
    08/31/2021
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    Redmond, WA
    08/31/2021
    $162,000
    08/31/2021
    Alteryx
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    Delaware
    08/31/2021
    $101,700
    08/31/2021
    Alteryx
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    Saint Louis, MO
    08/31/2021
    $101,700
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    Alteryx
    Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Remote)
    Senior Site Reliability Engineer (Remote)
    Nashville, TN
    08/31/2021
    $101,700
    08/31/2021
    Alteryx
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    Los Angeles, CA
    08/31/2021
    $101,700
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    Average Senior Reliability Engineer Salary by Demographic

    Senior Reliability Engineer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $123,506
    female-income
    Female Income
    $118,580
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$123,506
    Female$118,580
    Median Senior Reliability Engineer Income by Race
    Asian senior reliability engineers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american senior reliability engineers have the lowest average salary at $115,521.
    $130,000
    $104,000
    $78,000
    $52,000
    $26,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$121,241
    Black or African American$115,521
    Asian$128,931
    Hispanic or Latino$116,754
    Average Senior Reliability Engineer Salary by Education Level
    Senior reliability engineers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $150,498 annually. With a Masters degree, senior reliability engineers earn a median annual income of $142,880 compared to $123,506 for senior reliability engineers with an Bachelors degree.
    $155,000
    $124,000
    $93,000
    $62,000
    $31,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$142,880
    Bachelor's Degree$123,506
    Doctorate Degree$150,498
    Some College/ Associate Degree$113,157