How much does a Quality Engineer make in the United States?

3.7k salaries reported, updated at April 10, 2021
per year

The average salary for a quality engineer is $74,100 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for quality engineers

Most recommended certification

Certified Quality Auditor

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 40.68% since 2018. Quality Engineers with this certification earn +8.47% more than the average base salary, which is $74,100 per year.


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Most common benefits for Quality Engineers

  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Health savings account
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Salary satisfaction

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60% of Quality engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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