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or $45.81 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
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Social Perceptiveness (53)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (21)
Assisting and Caring for Others (20)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Validation Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 10.2% by 2031
'Validation Engineers' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Validation Engineers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Validation Engineers' was $95,300, or $45.81 hourly
'Validation Engineers' are paid 108.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as validation engineers?
As of 2021 there were 293,950 people employed as Validation Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.21% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 479 people are employed as Validation Engineers.
Design or plan protocols for equipment or processes to produce products meeting internal and external purity, safety, and quality requirements.
SOC Code: 17-2112.02
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