Seaman, Julia E.; Allen, I. Elaine (ASQ) Babson Survey Research Group, Babson College, Wellesley, MA
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Analyzing the Quality Progress Salary Surveys for 2007 through 2010 reveals that, contrary to expectations, salaries for quality professionals rose in 2010 to levels above those of 2007. Salaries varied highly by metro area and by country. The salary gender gap was constant over the period, but part of that gap appears to be due to the generally higher experience level of male quality professionals. Age and education level were also generally indicators of higher salary levels. The percentage of quality professionals employed full time rose slightly in 2010 after a two year decline, but it remained several percentage points below the 2007 level of 98 percent. The hiring lag grew 0.1 percent for professionals who said they were unemployed for six months or longer.
Quality profession, Surveys, Unemployment, Wages (use Surveys)