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2016

QP
SALARY
SURVEY

A professional with the title of manager,
who is also an ASQ-certified
manager of quality/organizational
excellence, brings home an average
of $102,172 a year, a bump of $8,819
over the salary of managers without
that certification.

Differences in salary for ASQ certification 
Job title

Certification

Number of
respondents

/  TABLE 1

Average
Average
without
with
certification certification

Salary
premium,
US $

Percentage
premium
9.4%

Manager

Certified manager of quality/
organizational excellence

305

$93,353

$102,172

$8,819

Quality engineer

Certified quality auditor

229

81,226

89,334

8,108

10.0

Manager

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

123

94,048

106,641

12,593

13.4

Auditor

Certified quality auditor

116

71,555

79,264

7,709

10.8

Quality engineer

Certified manager of quality/
organizational excellence

89

81,603

98,461

16,859

20.7

Specialist

Certified quality auditor

87

66,628

78,205

11,577

17.4

63

84,467

97,123

12,656

15.0

Supplier quality engineer/
professional

Certified quality auditor

Quality engineer

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

61

82,511

93,005

10,494

12.7

Director

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

51

127,205

139,908

12,703

10.0

Reliability/safety engineer

Certified reliability engineer

37

105,678

115,851

10,173

9.6

Manager

Certified biomedical auditor

33

94,718

108,360

13,642

14.4

Supervisor

Certified quality auditor

33

68,526

75,687

7,161

10.4

Software quality engineer

Certified software quality engineer

33

98,631

106,938

8,307

8.4

Process/manufacturing/
project engineer

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

30

83,351

90,856

7,505

9.0

Table 1 includes results for: x Full-time employees,    Part‑time employees,
x U.S. employees, x Canadian employees,    International employees
Note: Because U.S. and Canadian salaries are being viewed together, Canadian salaries have been converted to U.S. dollars using the
exchange rate in effect July 1, 2016.

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