Quality Progress - December 2016 - 5


UPFRONT

QP

QUALITY PROGRESS

What Matters Most
Annual salary survey reveals deeper trends
WE SPEND A lot of time here at ASQ delving into what it means to be a member of this
organization. What does the experience feel like? Are people able to find what they want
in a sea of offerings? Are we publishing articles and providing tools that help our readers
do their jobs better, and how do we best use the resources we have at our disposal to create the valuable benefits our members need and deserve?
In addressing these questions, so much of it boils down to one core concept: Careers.
Many of ASQ's tools, resources, information and opportunities exist so that we can help
you navigate and succeed in your career. Often, that is how you found us to begin with.
Take the QP Salary Survey, for example. This annual report-celebrating its 30th

DIRECTOR OF KNOWLEDGE
PRODUCTS
Seiche Sanders

ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Mark Edmund

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Tyler Gaskill

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Lynsey Hart

MANUSCRIPT COORDINATOR
Valerie Ellifson

COPY EDITOR
Susan E. Daniels

ART DIRECTOR
Mary Uttech

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

year-is not just a comprehensive view of salaries across the nation and around the

Sandy Wyss

globe-it is so much more. The careful analysis and history provided in this report reveal

PRODUCTION

subtleties (and not-so-subtle findings) about the driving factors behind earnings, job
satisfaction, company culture and more.
The first article in the salary survey bundle, "Follow the Signs," begins on p. 14.
The section covers four key areas tied to income. You can find the rest of this detailed

Cathy Milquet

ADVERTISING PRODUCTION
Barbara Mitrovic

DIGITAL PRODUCTION SPECIALISTS

report and 22 more sections on a dedicated webpage, www.qualityprogress.com/

Julie Stroik
Julie Wagner

salarysurvey. We offer the report in several ways we hope you find useful-the full

MEDIA SALES

report, specific sections, an online salary calculator and other career-related resources
and links, including a webcast narrated by the study's author, as well as ASQ TV episodes on careers and salary.
Not finding everything you need? Send feedback to ssanders@asq.org and we'll consider it as an improvement opportunity for next year's installment.
Human beings are naturally competitive. So why not use that to the benefit of your
improvement project or initiative? In "Gaming the System," p. 44, the author provides
a method for integrating game playing and competition into business strategy, helping

Naylor LLC
Lou Brandow
Krys D'Antonio
Nicholas Manis
Norbert Musial
Erin Pande

MEDIA SALES ADMINISTRATOR
Kathy Thomas

MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR
Matt Meinholz

EDITORIAL OFFICES

to drive engagement and achieve goals. By creating financial transparency, the method

Phone: 414-272-8575
Fax: 414-272-1734

teaches employees how they can affect an organization's bottom line, and, by using re-

ADVERTISING OFFICES

wards, encourages employees toward efficiency with every job.
"On the Cutting Edge," p. 50, describes how U.S. Army statisticians used design of experiments to improve a complex chemical-coating process. Recent advances in statistical
capabilities give analysts unprecedented power to reveal opportunities. The workforce,
however, must be prepared with the skills to leverage them. QP

Seiche Sanders
Editor

Phone: 866-277-5666

ASQ ADMINISTRATION
CEO

William J. Troy

Senior Leadership
Andrew Baines
Michael Barry
Kalleen Bruch
Brian J. LeHouillier
Dick Palmersheim
Shontra Powell

To promote discussion of issues in the field of quality and
ensure coverage of all responsible points of view, Quality
Progress publishes articles representing conflicting and minority views. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not
necessarily of ASQ or Quality Progress. Use of the ASQ logo in
advertisements does not necessarily constitute endorsement of
that particular product or service by ASQ.

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