$72,278
Avg. Salary
$28.03
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,793

Bonus

$1,998

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is $28.03 per hour.

The average pay for a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is $72,278 per year.

$17.59
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$28.03
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$39.93
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MEDIAN $28.03
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MEDIAN $72,278
$53,940 - $94,858
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$0$98K
Salary $53,940 - $94,858
Bonus $709 - $9,905
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,753
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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$52,711 - $98,303
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,744
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $17.59 - $39.93
Overtime $23.99 - $55.17
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $709 - $9,905
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,753
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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$52,711 - $98,303
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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.

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. General Electric (GE) Energy offers the largest salaries in town — $81K on average. Supplier Quality Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at The Boeing Company ($77K), General Electric Co (GE) ($74K), and Robert Bosch LLC ($73K).

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Lockheed Martin Corp ($62K), Medtronic, Inc. ($63K), and General Motors Corporation ($68K).

Common Career Paths for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


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Supplier Quality Engineers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Supplier Quality Engineering Manager. The average Supplier Quality Engineering Manager brings home $100K per year. As Supplier Quality Engineers progress in their field, many go on to become Senior Supplier Quality Engineers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $86K per year. Another common career choice for Supplier Quality Engineers is to move into a Quality Assurance Manager role. Typically, Quality Assurance Managers get paid $70K.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 3 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include C++, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Word. Those educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be well versed 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: $72,927

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

Supplier Quality Engineers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 17 percent. Supplier Quality Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Auburn Hills (+10 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tulsa, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Milwaukee and Grand Rapids also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Reviews

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

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 Parsippany:
"Be willing to learn new things."
Be willing to learn new skills, learn out of scope projects, and be motivated enough to take on projects where your leadership skills get developed.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in Denver:
"Demand excelence in performance."
Vigilence in supervision.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in Chicago:
"Supplier Quality Engineer."
This position can be very time consuming with a lot of travel. The salary can be ok, depending on experiance. Dont make mistakes build strong supplier relationships and show continues improvement.Show savings for the company that exceed your salary. My salary is currently 85,000 yearly no benifits through a staffing firm. I am in charge of the Chicago Metropolitan area and am required to travel at a moments notice. I was told that the company wants to bring me full time with all the benefits and bonus plus profit sharing. They can not seem to be able to get this position approved. I have been there 5 months and my contract is up in 6 months. I am planing on resighning if they do not bring me on fulltime. At this time I will be asking for 100,000 and two weeks paid vacation. There is a lot of stress at times to work remotely with all corp. Departments and suppliers. Keep in mind there is no overtime you may have to get out of bed at 1:00AM to call Europe or get up every day at 4: 00 AM.

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.

Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in Stephenville:
"Keep at it."
Why not.

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Key Stats for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salaries

▲13%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$73,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
▲8%

Pro/Engineer
▲5%





▼0%

National Average
$73,000



▼3%




▼6%

C++
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%