Supplier Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Supplier Quality Engineering Managers in the United States, with median pay hovering around $98K per year. Final cash compensation to Supplier Quality Engineering Managers varies from around $72K to approximately $134K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $12K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. Most Supplier Quality Engineering Managers survey respondents are men (79 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,108 - $127,028
MEDIAN: $98,370

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$69,108 - $127,028  
$1,474 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,307  
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).
$71,556 - $133,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Typical Supplier Quality Engineering Managers report a focused set of job skills. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Supplier Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Supplier Quality Engineering Manager

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

Inexperienced workers earn around $84K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years pull down a much higher average of $101K. Supplier Quality Engineering Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $105K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $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

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


21 %
79 %

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%