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2017 QP Salary Survey
FIGURE 4

Years of experience in quality by job title--U.S. and Canada
Job title (average salary)
Statistician ($131,153)
Vice president/executive ($169,546)
Master Black Belt ($141,622)
Director ($130,148)
Educator/instructor ($103,231)
Reliability/safety engineer ($114,856)
Manager ($97,032)
Supplier quality engineer/professional ($91,086)
Consultant ($115,045)
Software quality engineer ($115,963)
Quality engineer ($85,275)
Black Belt ($99,659)
Auditor ($79,762)
Calibration technician ($53,651)
Inspector ($49,315)
Supervisor ($72,352)
Specialist ($74,217)
Technician ($48,753)
Process/manufacturing/project engineer ($87,943)
Analyst ($74,403)
Other ($83,221)
Coordinator ($58,472)
Associate ($59,608)
Green Belt ($72,182)
Champion ($99,458)

29.2

12.5

9.2

58.3

34.2

11.1

56.7

37.8

15

51.1

35.1

49.9

30

26.7

32

43.3

26

30.3

42

32.8
39.6

36.8
24.5

27.4

35.8

37

23.9

35.6

43.5
43.3

32.6
24.5

32.2

47.9

26

43.4

26

32.1

34.4

24.5

43.8
58.1

21.9
22.2

53.4

19.7

29

56.6

17.6

26.3

54.9

17.2

27.9

58.5

17.2

24.6

59.8

16.9

23.5

47.3

16.7

36.4
57

16.4
30.5

12.5

78.1

17.8
86.2

61.5

0%

20%
10 or fewer years

4.1
10.3

3.5

38.5

40%

60%

10.1 to 20 years

80%

100%

More than 20 years

Figure 4 includes results for:
x Full-time employees,   Part-time employees, x U.S. employees, x Canadian employees,   International employees
Data are sorted by the percentage of respondents with more than 20 years' experience in quality, in descending order. In the green
column, darker green highlights the highest salaries, lighter green the lowest. Salaries are shown in U.S. dollar equivalents. Canadian
salaries were converted using the exchange rate in effect on July 1, 2017. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.

experience that tends to be associated with various job
titles. The sort order in this chart is the percentage of
professionals in a job category who have been in the
quality profession for more than 20 years (the rightmost portion of each bar), with the most experienced
on top. We used shading in the green portion of each
bar to highlight the highest salaries (darker green) and
the lowest (lighter green). This shows that your experience in quality helps you get into the highest-salaried
positions.
Table 2 (pp. 51-52) provides details about salaries by
experience level within job titles for U.S. respondents.
Table 3 (p. 53) shows the same data for Canadian
respondents.

50 QP

December 2017 ❘ qualityprogress.com

In the United States, 31.4%
of full-time respondents
have been in the quality
profession for more than 20
years. This group earns an
average of $109,264.


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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
Quality Progress - December 2017 - intro
Quality Progress - December 2017 - cover1
Quality Progress - December 2017 - cover2
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 1
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 2
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 3
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 4
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 5
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Seen and Heard
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 7
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Progress Report
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 9
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 10
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 11
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 12
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Mr. Pareto Head
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Expert Answers
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 15
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Career Coach
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 17
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 18
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 19
Quality Progress - December 2017 - The Next Rung
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 21
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Quality Progress - December 2017 - Titles and Take-Home
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Quality Progress - December 2017 - 35
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Certification Certainty
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Quality Progress - December 2017 - 43
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Six Sigma Satisfaction
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 45
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 46
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 47
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Stay the Course
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 49
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 50
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 51
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 52
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 53
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Maintenance Makeover
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Quality Progress - December 2017 - 56
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Quality Progress - December 2017 - 58
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 59
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Confronting Confusion
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Quality Progress - December 2017 - 63
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 64
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 65
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Standard Issues
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 67
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 68
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 69
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Statistics Spotlight
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 71
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 72
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 73
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Marketplace
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 75
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Footnotes
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 77
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 78
Quality Progress - December 2017 - 79
Quality Progress - December 2017 - Try This Today
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Quality Progress - December 2017 - cover4
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