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Supplier Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Supplier Quality Engineering Managers in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $97K annually. Overall cash earnings for Supplier Quality Engineering Managers vary widely between $71K and $130K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $12K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Supplier Quality Engineering Managers. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and most have vision insurance, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,862 - $124,212
MEDIAN: $97,159

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$69,862 - $124,212  
$979 - $12,325  
Profit Sharing
$0.08 - $12,255  
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).
$71,396 - $130,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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Job Description for Supplier Quality Engineering Manager

Supplier quality engineering managers are responsible for managing quality and engineering specifications on behalf of their company. They are in charge of providing quality-management leadership across multiple departments, addressing performance and helping make improvements to increase customer satisfaction. They use a personal computer to keep track of supplier records, as well as quality issues that need to be addressed. In addition, supplier quality engineering managers communicate about engineering problems with suppliers to resolve them in a positive manner. They need to work well with other managers and share important information to reach all engineering and quality objectives in a timely manner; however, they also need to perform effectively by themselves with minimal supervision.


Supplier Quality Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Manage the investigation of field failures regarding supplier products and makes recommendations for corrective plans.
  • Develop and implement supplier management programs where materials are sourced from outside suppliers.
  • Oversee the day-to-day inspection and testing of incoming materials and products from outside suppliers.
  • Monitor the development of testing criteria and product specifications.

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Professional skills reported by Supplier Quality Engineering Managers are few in number. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Supplier Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Supplier Quality Engineering Manager

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

Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $87K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $100K. On average, Supplier Quality Engineering Managers make $103K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $102K.

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Experience Affects Supplier Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Supplier Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.


20 %
80 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 86% employee benefits None: 4%