Average Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Salary

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The average salary for a Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is $72,480.
MEDIAN $72,480
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$54k - $96k
$732 - $10k
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$991 - $9k
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$53k - $99k

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Job Description for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

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.
The top respondents for the job title Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, General Electric Co (GE) and Pratt and Whitney. Reported salaries are highest at BAE Systems Inc. where the average pay is $82,946. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and General Motors Corporation, earning around $80,261 and $77,497, respectively. Oshkosh Corporation pays the lowest at around $63,732. Lockheed Martin Corp and Pratt and Whitney also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,223 and $70,628, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

Skills in Supplier Management and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Improvement / QA, Problem Solving and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE)

An entry-level Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,680 based on 123 salaries. An early career Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,071 based on 821 salaries. A mid-career Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,680 based on 460 salaries. An experienced Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,945 based on 322 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,947.
Employees with Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 20.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.0% more) and San Diego, California (14.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (4.5% less).

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