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Number of years in
current position
(percentage of
respondents)

Salary by time in current position for
U.S. respondents / FIGURE 1
More than 20 years (6.9%)
10.1-20 years (14.8%)
6.1-10 years (13.8%)
3.1-6 years (21.8%)
1-3 years (27.4%)
Less than 1 year (15.3%)

97,777
96,000
93,902
91,808
87,411
90,434

0

$20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000
Average salary

Salary increases
that come with
years in the
same position
barely keep
up with the
cost of living
increases.

Figure 1 includes results for: x Full-time employees,    Part‑time employees,
x U.S. employees,    Canadian employees,    International employees

Years of quality experience
(percentage of respondents)

Salary by years in quality
for U.S. respondents / FIGURE 2
More than 20 years (31.4%)

108,384

10.1-20 years (29.2%)

96,029

6.1-10 years (15.3%)

83,417

3.1-6 years (13.1%)

73,543

1-3 years (8.6%)

65,809

Less than 1 year (2.1%)

65,752

0

$20,000 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $120,000
Average salary

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

Salary by time in certain positions, U.S. 
1 to 3 years

/  TABLE 1

3.1 to 6 years

6.1 to 10 years

10.1 to 20 years

$77,626

$78,127

$73,756

$79,653

59,653

52,974

57,172

54,606

Director

129,596

131,913

128,130

128,574

Manager

93,661

95,860

95,124

98,360

Auditor
Coordinator

Quality engineer

80,583

83,944

87,060

89,828

Reliability/safety
engineer

107,638

110,421

110,136

124,715

66,334

68,415

66,588

82,027

Specialist
Supervisor

68,883

69,949

67,492

83,001

Supplier quality
engineer/professional

87,599

88,584

91,238

98,883

Technician

45,907

47,754

49,125

52,932

170,386

173,908

175,611

166,148

Vice president/executive

Table 1 includes results for: x Full-time employees,    Part‑time employees,
x U.S. employees,    Canadian employees,    International employees
Yellow cells highlight all tenure tiers in which professionals make less, on average, than professionals with the
same title who have stayed in a position for a shorter period of time.

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