Salary for Validation Engineers

Also known as:  Corrosion Control Engineer, Mathematical Engineer, Optical Engineer, Ordnance Engineer, Photonics Engineer, Salvage Engineer

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Validation engineers assist in the production of products which meet internal and external specifications for purity, safety, and quality. These engineers accomplish their task by coordinating validation activities and developing protocols and procedures which ensure that the required standards are met. In cases where deviations from specifications are suspected, validation engineers work to identify the problems which caused the initial deviation, and to suggest steps to remedy the situation. Their work may involve the creation and maintenance of complex databases for tracking validation activities that have been conducted. A Bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement for this profession, but many validation engineers have also pursued Master's degrees.

A Validation Engineer receives average salaries somewhere between 64000 and 96000 depending on education and tenure levels. Validation Engineers can get a compensation of Eighty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred dollars every year.

Validation Engineers can receive the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they can earn average job salaries of close to $116420. These employees receive the highest salary in Public Administration, where they earn wages of $103380.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.55 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Validation Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $103,380
Public Administration $102,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $99,720
Information $90,790
Manufacturing $89,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $88,720
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $67,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $71,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $72,810
Construction $74,750
Retail Trade $75,920
Finance and Insurance $79,140
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