Supplier Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Average pay for a Supplier Quality Engineering Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $101K per year. In the world of Supplier Quality Engineering Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $72K and $141K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $12K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Supplier Quality Engineering Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$69,641 - $130,575
MEDIAN: $101,068

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$69,641 - $130,575  
$-0.48 - $14,773  
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).
$72,166 - $141,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Supplier Quality Engineering Manager

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

The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $80K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $109K. For Supplier Quality Engineering Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $112K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $106K 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

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Supplier Management
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National Average

Six Sigma Black Belt
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.


23 %
77 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 88%
dental benefits
None: 4%