Supplier Quality Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $71K per year. In the world of Supplier Quality Engineers, overall income ranges from $52K near the bottom to $95K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Supplier Quality Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,667 - $92,348
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MEDIAN: $71,419
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$16.16 - $41.45
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MEDIAN: $28.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$53,667 - $92,348  
   
Bonus
$500 - $8,950  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,893  
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$52,155 - $95,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 844
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.16 - $41.45  
   
Overtime
$19.58 - $53.72  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $8,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,893  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,155 - $95,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

Supplier quality engineers (SQEs) are responsible for coordinating suppliers and verifying quality standards in accordance with the requirements of their organization. They are in charge of performing regular supplier audits to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, as well as actively participating in strategic development based on quality control plans. They manage the supply chain, serve as the liaison for suppliers, suggest structural quality and process improvements, and collaborate with other engineers in a team environment.

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Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Tasks

  • Track and qualify or disqualify suppliers according to organization's standards.
  • Maintain successful relationships with supply, engineering, manufacturing, and regulatory departments.
  • Report supplier performance and quality to management.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of supplier management programs.

Common Career Paths for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


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Supplier Quality Engineers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Supplier Quality Engineering Manager. The latter position pays an average of $100K annually. Supplier Quality Engineers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Supplier Quality Engineers or Quality Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $14K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


Many Supplier Quality Engineers can be found at General Electric Co (GE), Medtronic, Inc., The Boeing Company, General Electric (GE) Energy, and Abbott Laboratories, firms that are at the top of the field. Supplier Quality Engineers flock to General Motors Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $84K lead the pack in compensation. Also paying near the top of the field are General Electric (GE) Energy at $81K, The Boeing Company at $77K, and General Electric Co (GE), where Supplier Quality Engineers annually earn $74K.

Lockheed Martin Corp, Medtronic, Inc. and Abbott Laboratories are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $62K, $67K, and $72K.

Popular Skills for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


Survey results imply that Supplier Quality Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Pro/Engineer, Project Management, and Supplier Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Quality Assurance / Quality Control indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Supplier Quality Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $65K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $76K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Supplier Quality Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,075

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Supplier Quality Engineers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Supplier Quality Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+17 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Auburn Hills (+11 percent), and Indianapolis (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Grand Rapids. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Milwaukee (14 percent lower) and Seattle (8 percent lower).

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)?

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in Santa Clara:
"Great, If You Love Paperwork And Bureaucracy."
Pros: Traveling for supplier audits is nice. That's about it.
Cons: Pretty much everything. The job is 100% paperwork and bureaucracy. You can't do the simplest things without following byzantine and over complicated procedures. Accomplishing minor tasks is next to impossible. The work is unstimulating and about as far from hands-on as you can get.

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Key Stats for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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