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2016

QP
SALARY

Sample of differences in salary for ASQ
certification  /  TABLE 2
Job title
Manager

Certification
Manager of quality/
organizational excellence

Average
Average
without
with
certification certfication
$93,353

$102,172

SURVEY

Salary
premium,
US$

Percentage
premium

$8,819

9.4%

Quality engineer

Quality auditor

81,226

89,334

8,108

Manager

Six Sigma Black Belt

94,048

106,641

12,593

13.4
10.8

Auditor

Quality auditor

71,555

79,264

7,709

Quality engineer

Manager of quality/
organizational excellence

81,603

98,461

16,859

10

20.7

Table 2 includes results for: x Full-time employees,    Part‑time employees, x U.S. employees,
   Canadian employees,    International employees

staffing plans, many wrote detailed mini-essays ex-

ditional analysis has not been duplicated in subsequent

plaining what they looked for in job candidates.

years, but plenty of information and insight on hiring

These answers were manually coded and the re-

managers' preferences can still be gleaned from the

sponses categorized.

relatively recent report.

One of the results is duplicated in Table 4 (p. 18).

Cultures of quality-In 2014, respondents were

The upside of this table is that a candidate's experience

asked about their organizations' cultures. We were es-

seems to be king. Together, the sum of all the rows

pecially interested in those cultures as they touch on

mentioning experience shows an overwhelming pref-

quality.

erence on the part of hiring managers for candidates
who've done a lot of work and learned from it.

The most important result from that survey was
the fact that an organization that pays attention to

After experience, what these managers most

quality seems likelier to have happy employees. One

value is a suite of what's often referred to as soft

of the exhibits from the 2014 report was similar to Ta-

skills and traits that are difficult to quantify: charac-

ble 5 (p. 18), which has been updated using this year's

ter, adaptability, communications skills and general

survey data. The first column of numbers shows the

intelligence. Although many managers mentioned
leadership, that trait may be a subset of several of
the other factors just listed.
The 2013 survey is well worth exploring. That ad-

JOB TITLES AND
DATA ANALYSIS
In previous years, a section of the survey report
contained explanations on how data were gathered and some definitions of key concepts, such
as job titles and statistical terms. In this year's
report, those notes appear in Appendixes A and B
posted online at www.qualityprogress.com/
salarysurvey.

Salary premiums for higher levels
of education by age  /  TABLE 3
Two-year degree or less
Bachelor's degree
Salary difference

26 to 35

36 to 45

46 to 55

56 to 65

$53,507

$62,433

$71,097

$77,537

71,224

87,796

97,328

103,294

+17,716

+25,362

+26,231

+25,756

Master's degree

82,481

101,830

115,989

117,721

Salary difference

+11,257

+14,034

+18,661

+14,427

99,868

103,172

123,254

124,146

+17,387

+1,342

+7,265

+6,426

Doctorate
Salary difference

Table 3 includes results for: x Full-time employees,    Part‑time employees,
x U.S. employees,    Canadian employees,    International employees

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