Quality Progress - December 2013 - 29

2013 QP SALARY SURVEY Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 1. Salary by Job Title Overview of Earnings O For more information about these and other consultants, see Of those who responded to this year's salary survey, the vast majority are employees of a single organization, and of these, most the online report, which includes four sections in part two cover- work full time. Part one of this report, consisting of sections 1-19, ing self-employed consultants, their demographics and earnings. addresses these respondents. For the rest of part one, these workers are treated simply with re- In the United States and Canada, a small percentage of these gard to their regular employment, and their side income is ignored. In the United States and Canada, employees who also have respondents also work as self-employed consultants. Table 1 shows they make considerably more money overall through their consulting clients earn much higher salaries than those who side work. They also earn more than the average employee in have no such extra income. Perhaps these employees include their regular employment. many with the highest-level skills, making it worth their while to deploy those skills in serving consulting clients in addition to In the United States, full-time employees who also consult their employers. earn, on average, $121,560 in their regular employment plus Figures 1 and 2 (p. 30) show salaries by title for full-time $98,991 from consulting. In Canada, the corresponding numbers employees in the United States and Canada. The top earners are $113,000 and $91,667. in the United States were vice president/execu- Salary by employment status tives, directors and Master Black Belts. In Canada, / TABLE 1 employees with the title educator/instructor were paid quite well and appear in second place behind Percentage Average salary earned as an employee Average base revenue earned as a self-employed consultant United States those titled vice president/executive. Table 2 (p. 31) provides detailed information for full-time and part-time quality professionals in the United States. Table 3 (p. 32) shows the same information for Canada. Full-time employee 96.5% $88,458 - Part-time employee 0.6 51,092 - Full-time employee and self-employed consultant 0.4 121,560 $98,991 Part-time employee and self-employed consultant 0.1 58,600 32,800 Self-employed consultant only 2.4 - 156,608 Full-time employee 92.7% $84,226 - Part-time employee 1.3 60,800 - Full-time employee and self-employed consultant 0.8 113,000 $91,667 Part-time employee and self-employed consultant 0.3 70,000 70,000 Self-employed consultant only 5 Canada - 122,253 Table 1 includes results for: x Full-time employees, x Part-time employees, x U.S. employees, x Canadian employees,  International employees Money Talks Are you satisfied with your job and salary? Why or why not? " I'm very happy with how much money I make, but I'm always working to improve myself. Michelle Gutshall, health, safety and quality technician, Flexsteel Pipe Technologies " Canadian salaries are noted in Canadian dollars. SPONSORED BY December 2013 * QP 29 http://www.qualityprogress.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - December 2013

Up Front
LogOn
Expert Answers
Perspectives
Keeping Current
Read Their Minds
Mr. Pareto Head
Behind the Results
Overview of the Money
Regional Variations
Earnings Rise With Experience
Certifi ably Valuable
Rewards for Master Black Belts
The Service Quality Platform
3.4 per Million
Quality in the First Person
Career Corner
ASQ Enterprise and Site Members
QP Toolbox
QP Reviews
Back to Basics

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