Average Validation Engineer Salary
$75,000 yearly
$36.36 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$60,000
10 %
$75,000
Median
$94,000
90 %
What Is The Average Validation Engineer Salary?
The average validation engineer salary is $75,624 per year, or $36.36 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level validation engineer salary is roughly $60,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $94,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and health care 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, automotive, and pharmaceutical companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Washington, Colorado, West Virginia, and Texas provide the highest validation engineer salaries.

Average Validation Engineer Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Validation Engineer average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$66,699
$32.07
Alaska
$65,992
$31.73
Arizona
$75,241
$36.17
Arkansas
$73,537
$35.35
California
$87,367
$42.00
Colorado
$84,931
$40.83
Connecticut
$75,283
$36.19
Delaware
$70,390
$33.84
District of Columbia
$66,814
$32.12
Florida
$57,382
$27.59
Georgia
$66,952
$32.19
Hawaii
$57,643
$27.71
Idaho
$80,299
$38.61
Illinois
$65,717
$31.59
Indiana
$55,711
$26.78
Iowa
$61,603
$29.62
Kansas
$62,119
$29.86
Kentucky
$81,477
$39.17
Louisiana
$64,441
$30.98
Maine
$80,570
$38.74
Maryland
$83,299
$40.05
Massachusetts
$78,770
$37.87
Michigan
$71,028
$34.15
Minnesota
$76,923
$36.98
Mississippi
$66,759
$32.10
Missouri
$61,008
$29.33
Montana
$64,378
$30.95
Nebraska
$66,265
$31.86
Nevada
$74,927
$36.02
New Hampshire
$69,622
$33.47
New Jersey
$81,287
$39.08
New Mexico
$78,795
$37.88
New York
$70,003
$33.66
North Carolina
$67,322
$32.37
North Dakota
$72,282
$34.75
Ohio
$69,030
$33.19
Oklahoma
$70,580
$33.93
Oregon
$66,630
$32.03
Pennsylvania
$71,001
$34.14
Rhode Island
$68,234
$32.80
South Carolina
$63,221
$30.39
South Dakota
$62,670
$30.13
Tennessee
$62,915
$30.25
Texas
$83,617
$40.20
Utah
$71,509
$34.38
Vermont
$78,780
$37.88
Virginia
$76,063
$36.57
Washington
$85,185
$40.95
West Virginia
$84,048
$40.41
Wisconsin
$62,192
$29.90
Wyoming
$80,581
$38.74

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Highest Paying Cities For Validation Engineer

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
South San Francisco, CA
$91,549
$44.01
Longmont, CO
$84,594
$40.67
Austin, TX
$84,080
$40.42
Piscataway, NJ
$81,372
$39.12
Milford, MA
$79,014
$37.99
Bloomington, MN
$76,936
$36.99

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Average Validation Engineer Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $75,600
    $36.36
    -0.3%
    2020
    $75,800
    $36.46
    -0.1%
    2019
    $75,900
    $36.48
    +1.4%
    2018
    $74,800
    $35.95
    +1.7%
    2017
    $73,500
    $35.33
    +1.7%

    How Much Do Validation Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, validation engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, automotive, and pharmaceutical companies tend to offer much higher salaries for validation engineers. For example, validation engineers make a whopping average salary of $86,422 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $80,770 at automotive companies and $79,243 at pharmaceutical companies. But validation engineers may want to avoid working in the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $76,898.
    RankIndustryAverage Validation Engineer SalaryValidation Engineer Salary Range
    1
    Technology
    $86,422
    $67k
    $98k
    2
    Automotive
    $80,770
    $67k
    $98k
    3
    Pharmaceutical
    $79,243
    $67k
    $98k
    4
    Health Care
    $77,116
    $67k
    $98k
    5
    Manufacturing
    $76,898
    $67k
    $98k

    High Paying Validation Engineer Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Project Engineer

    Avg. salary: $71,031

    A Project Engineer develops the plan that the entire team or company will undertake. The project engineer develops the plans, strategies, and goals of a project and then gives it to the management for approval and allocation. The Project Engineer will also recommend material, equipment, and the type of personnel needed. This position is integral in the smooth flow of any project, so hiring someone to hold this position will decide the success of a project.
    114,207 Project 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.
    360,252 Engineer Jobs
    Validation Analyst

    Avg. salary: $74,975

    Validation Analysts are responsible for the accurate review and assessments of systems and processes within an organization. For example, a model valuation analyst has the task of assessing quantitative rules and statistical models that will help banks manage credit risks and other financial risks. Their duties include evaluation of risk models, developing validation plans, conduct statistical testing, and inspecting data. They also liaise with internal stakeholders to resolve model issues, maintain findings documentation as well as prepare report for senior management.
    2,599 Validation Analyst Jobs
    System Validation Engineer

    Avg. salary: $84,538

    The pioneering person to manage, inspect, calibrate, test, and modify an operating system is referred to as a System Validation Engineer. Such a person does ensure all systems are running smoothly.
    15,223 System Validation Engineer Jobs

    Validation Engineer Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a validation 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.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $61,200
    $29.44
    Mid Level
    $85,100
    $40.91
    Senior Level
    $97,400
    $46.83

    Which Companies Pay Validation Engineers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Dell and Microsoft as they offer the highest salaries for validation engineers.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Validation Engineer SalaryValidation Engineer Salary Range
    1Dell
    4.8
    $124,111
    $82k
    $134k
    2Microsoft
    4.9
    $112,816
    $82k
    $134k
    3Apple
    4.7
    $109,062
    $82k
    $134k
    4Integrated Resources Group
    4.2
    $108,134
    $82k
    $134k
    5Facebook
    4.9
    $106,671
    $82k
    $134k
    6Google
    4.8
    $105,286
    $82k
    $134k

    Recently Added Validation Engineer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Validation Engineer II
    Moncks Corner, SC
    08/05/2021
    $73,045
    08/05/2021
    Validation Engineer
    San Diego, CA
    08/05/2021
    $64,175
    08/05/2021
    Mangan Inc.
    Validation Engineer I
    Validation Engineer I
    Boston, MA
    08/04/2021
    $70,000
    08/04/2021
    CMC ICOS Biologics Inc.
    Validation Engineer II
    Validation Engineer II
    Longmont, CO
    08/04/2021
    $64,400
    08/04/2021
    Post Silicon Validation Engineer
    Phoenix, AZ
    08/04/2021
    $95,090
    08/04/2021
    Validation Engineer
    Rocky Mount, NC
    08/03/2021
    $93,915
    08/03/2021
    Quality Validation Engineer
    Carlsbad, CA
    08/03/2021
    $73,045
    08/03/2021
    Validation Engineer
    Novi, MI
    08/02/2021
    $58,436
    08/02/2021
    Butler Aerospace and Defense
    Validation Engineer (Odvt) Optical Design Validationtest
    Validation Engineer (Odvt) Optical Design Validationtest
    San Jose, CA
    08/01/2021
    $87,654
    08/01/2021
    Rho Consulting Services
    Validation Engineer
    Validation Engineer
    East Windsor, NJ
    07/27/2021
    $80,000
    07/27/2021

    Average Validation Engineer Salary by Demographic

    Validation Engineer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $74,203
    female-income
    Female Income
    $72,097
    Median Validation Engineer Income by Race
    Asian validation engineers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino validation engineers have the lowest average salary at $71,053.
    $78,000
    $76,000
    $74,000
    $72,000
    $70,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$73,269
    White$73,265
    Black or African American$71,533
    Asian$76,633
    Hispanic or Latino$71,053
    Average Validation Engineer Salary by Education Level
    Validation engineers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $88,663 annually. With a Masters degree, validation engineers earn a median annual income of $81,094 compared to $74,203 for validation engineers with an Bachelors degree.
    $90,000
    $87,000
    $84,000
    $81,000
    $78,000
    $75,000
    $72,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$81,094
    Bachelor's Degree$74,203
    Doctorate Degree$88,663