Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salary

Earnings for Supplier Quality Engineers in the United States come in at around $71K per year on average. In the world of Supplier Quality Engineers, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $96K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Supplier Quality Engineers survey respondents are men (75 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,950 - $92,263
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MEDIAN: $71,234
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$15.90 - $40.56
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MEDIAN: $27.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$53,950 - $92,263  
   
Bonus
$490.03 - $9,316  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
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$52,718 - $95,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.90 - $40.56  
   
Overtime
$19.58 - $53.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.03 - $9,316  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
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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$52,718 - $95,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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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At the upper end, Supplier Quality Engineers who move into a Supplier Quality Engineering Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Supplier Quality Engineering Managers is a much higher $100K per year. A Senior Supplier Quality Engineer role is the most common promotion for Supplier Quality Engineers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $86K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Supplier Quality Engineers is a Quality Assurance Manager position, where earnings are usually $70K.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


Known for taking on a considerable number of Supplier Quality Engineers, General Electric Co (GE), General Electric (GE) Energy, Medtronic, Inc., The Boeing Company, and Robert Bosch LLC are leading firms in the industry. Those at General Electric (GE) Energy can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $81K. Other big spenders include The Boeing Company, General Electric Co (GE), and Robert Bosch LLC, top-paying firms where Supplier Quality Engineers see paychecks nearing $77K, $74K, or $73K.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Lockheed Martin Corp ($62K), Medtronic, Inc. ($63K), and General Motors Corporation ($68K).

Popular Skills for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


Supplier Quality Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Pro/Engineer, Project Management, and Six Sigma Green Belt are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include C++, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control are also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

Pay by Experience for a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) has a positive trend. An entry-level Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 498 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 308 salaries. An experienced Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 216 salaries. A Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 104 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,890

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For Supplier Quality Engineers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Supplier Quality Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+17 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Auburn Hills (+11 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Tulsa Supplier Quality Engineers earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Milwaukee and 11 percent less in Grand Rapids, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
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

▲14%

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$72,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
▲10%

Pro/Engineer
▲7%






▲1%

National Average
$72,000

▼1%





▼5%

C++
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

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: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%