Supplier Quality Engineering Manager Salary

On average, Supplier Quality Engineering Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($99K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Supplier Quality Engineering Managers spread between $72K and $140K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Supplier Quality Engineering Managers are male. Work is enjoyable for Supplier Quality Engineering Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,780 - $130,190

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$68,780 - $130,190  
$1,474 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,365  
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).
$72,158 - $140,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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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Survey takers who work as Supplier Quality Engineering Managers usually report a few specific skills. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Supplier Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Supplier Quality Engineering Manager

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

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $84K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $102K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $109K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Supplier Quality Engineering Managers report making only $104K on average.

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


19 %
81 %

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: 85% employee benefits None: 5%