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TA B L E 1

Differences in salary for ASQ certification
Job title

Certification

Number of
respondents

Average
without
certification

Average
with
certification

Salary
premium,
U.S. $

Percentage
premium

Quality engineer

Manager of quality/
organizational excellence

80

$84,111

$100,461

$16,351

19.4%

Manager

Manager of quality/
organizational excellence

201

96,905

108,526

11,621

12.0

Director

Manager of quality/
organizational excellence

96

129,481

140,571

11,090

8.6

Manager

Six Sigma Black Belt

83

97,588

114,973

17,385

17.8

Black Belt

Six Sigma Black Belt

58

93,913

106,726

12,812

13.6

Quality engineer

Six Sigma Black Belt

50

85,115

95,346

10,231

12.0

Director

Six Sigma Black Belt

35

131,192

141,410

10,218

7.8

Inspector

Quality inspector

37

48,024

53,324

5,300

11.0

Manager

Quality engineer

235

96,772

107,451

10,679

11.0

Quality engineer

Quality engineer

318

82,117

91,202

9,084

11.1

Director

Quality engineer

72

130,343

140,185

9,842

7.6

Auditor

Quality auditor

81

75,368

85,283

9,915

13.2

Quality engineer

Quality auditor

171

83,649

93,439

9,790

11.7

Specialist

Quality auditor

65

74,497

82,604

8,107

10.9

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, 2017.

Canadian respondents together for
this and other analyses. We made this
decision after finding that by adding
the Canadian results to those from the
United States, we had larger significance values (due to larger numbers
in our subsets), without changing the
direction of the correlation.
We broke apart the responses for the
two countries to build Tables 2 (U.S.
respondents, pp. 38-39) and 3 (Canadian respondents, pp. 40-41), in which
we show average salaries by job title
and ASQ certification.
Of course, ASQ is not the only
certifying body in the world of quality.
The affiliated organization Exemplar
Global also provides certifications
respected worldwide, and several that
are specifically designed for countries
outside of North America. The body

that became Exemplar Global was earlier called RABQSA, and that set
of initials resulted when, in 2004, the Quality Society of Australasia
(QSA) acquired the U.S.-based Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB).
As you might guess, some of Exemplar Global's certifications are tied
to compliance requirements of Australia and some Asian countries.
Exemplar Global's certifications, however, also are held and valued
in North America. We show the average salaries of holders of those
certifications by job title in the United States (Table 4, pp. 42-43) and
Canada (Table 5, p. 43).

An auditor who is also
an ASQ-certified quality
auditor outearns other
auditors by $9,915, or
13.2%.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - December 2017

Seen and Heard
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Expert Answers
Career Coach
The Next Rung
Titles and Take-Home
Certification Certainty
Six Sigma Satisfaction
Stay the Course
Maintenance Makeover
Confronting Confusion
Standard Issues
Statistics Spotlight
Marketplace
Footnotes
Try This Today
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