Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salary

Median pay for Supplier Quality Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $72K annually. Total cash compensation for Supplier Quality Engineers runs from $53K to $96K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Supplier Quality Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of Supplier Quality Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,478 - $92,687
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MEDIAN: $71,715
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$15.90 - $39.97
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$0$96K
Salary $54,478 - $92,687
Bonus $492.71 - $8,590
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,910
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$53,152 - $96,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 910
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $15.90 - $39.97
Overtime $21.69 - $55.09
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $492.71 - $8,590
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,910
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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$53,152 - $96,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84

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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 progress into high-paying roles like Supplier Quality Engineering Manager, where median compensation is $100K annually. Going from Supplier Quality Engineer to Senior Supplier Quality Engineer is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $86K. Many others choose to work as Quality Assurance Managers, where pay is typically $70K.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


General Electric Co (GE), General Electric (GE) Energy, Medtronic, Inc., The Boeing Company, and Robert Bosch LLC are among the top companies that take on many Supplier Quality Engineers. Supplier Quality Engineers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at General Electric (GE) Energy, where the average salary comes to $81K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider The Boeing Company, General Electric Co (GE), and Robert Bosch LLC, top-paying firms where Supplier Quality Engineers rake in a respectable $77K, $74K, or $73K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Lockheed Martin Corp at $62K, Medtronic, Inc. at $63K, and General Motors Corporation, where $68K is the norm.

Popular Skills for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


Supplier Quality Engineers seem to exploit a large range 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 9 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: $72,294

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

For Supplier Quality Engineers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Supplier Quality Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Auburn Hills (+11 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Supplier Quality Engineers in Tulsa report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Milwaukee and Grand Rapids earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Reviews

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

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in Elyria:
"Pros Vs. Cons for SQE Life."
Pros: Working with different Departments in a cross functional setting,
Cons: The Travel.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in Tulsa:
"Good variety."
Pros: Variety of tasks, hands on problem solving.
Cons: Pay, lack of benefits, somewhat lack of professional atmosphere.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in Paris:
Pros: The benefits are great, people are great. You must be organized and keep priorities allignned in a feasible manner otherwise you will be lost.
Cons: Difficult to get a change and continuous improvement. No one can really make a decision because we are under our family company.

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
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salaries

▲14%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
$72,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
▲9%

Pro/Engineer
▲6%





▲1%


National Average
$72,000


▼2%




▼5%

C++
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%
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