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Quality engineer salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a quality engineer is $79,124 per year in the United States. 8.1k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Quality Engineers in United States

  1. Wells Fargo
    42,911 reviews11 salaries reported
    $131,744per year
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Highest paying cities for Quality Engineers near United States

  1. Irvine, CA
    $86,246 per year
    88 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $85,947 per year
    68 salaries reported
  3. Detroit, MI
    $82,001 per year
    19 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $80,942 per year
    30 salaries reported
  2. Auburn Hills, MI
    $78,746 per year
    14 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $78,142 per year
    24 salaries reported
  1. Huntsville, AL
    $76,979 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Troy, MI
    $76,685 per year
    14 salaries reported
  3. Grand Rapids, MI
    $74,486 per year
    44 salaries reported
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Where can a Quality Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Quality Engineers

Most recommended certification

Certified Quality Auditor

(earn +8.47% more)

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 $79,124 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20125492increase by 5492
201314533increase by 164.62%
201411995decrease by 17.46%
20155370decrease by 55.23%
20166390increase by 18.99%
20174123decrease by 35.48%
20183218decrease by 21.95%
20194527increase by 40.68%

Top companies hiring Quality Engineers with the recommended certification

Katalyst Healthcares & Life Sciences
Android Industries
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Top schools offering Certified Quality Auditor

Delta College

207 reviews

COS Training Resource Center

Delaware Technical Community College

Top skills
Test Automation

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
73 jobs123
15 jobs17
59 jobs75
33 jobs50
58 jobs86
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Most common benefits for Quality Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 566 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Quality Assurance Engineer

20,904 job openings

Average $67,518 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Quality Engineer

As a quality engineer how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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