December 2010


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Shining on the World Stage

by Harding, Paul

With nearly 30 billion people turning their eyes to South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the South African Quality Institute (SAQI) took steps to help ensure those eyes would see the best South Africa had to offer....


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Salary Survey 2010: Revealing Answers

by Seaman, Julia E.; Allen, I. Elaine

Every year, QP’S Salary Survey sparks countless questions for quality professionals and gets them thinking about their careers and personal development: How do I compare with others? What can I do to get ahead? Are things getting better out there?...





















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Salary Survey 2010: Not Out of the Question

by Hansen, Max Christian

Every year, QP’s Salary Survey sparks countless questions for quality professionals and gets them thinking about their careers and personal development: How do I compare with others? What can I do get ahead? Are things getting better out there?...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 1: Salary by Job Title

by Hansen, Max Christian

The vast majority of respondents to this year’s salary survey was regular, full or part-time employees—that is, they work for a single company or organization. Part 1 of this report, comprised of sections 1-20, covers these respondents....


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 2: Salary by U.S. Regions and Canadian Provinces

by Hansen, Max Christian

In the United States and Canada, average salaries of quality professionals varied widely by region or province. The lowest-paying region in the United States was home to quality professionals with salaries 9.3% less than the national average....


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 3: Salary by Number of Years of Experience in the Quality Field

by Hansen, Max Christian

Through the years, QP’s salary surveys have consistently shown that quality professionals are rewarded for their years in the field. In fact, experience by itself accounts for some of the salary premium paid to the highest earners....


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 4: Salary by ASQ and RABQSA International Certification

by Hansen, Max Christian

For four straight years, the number of survey respondents not holding any ASQ certifications has fallen. This year, 59.1% of respondents reported that they have one or more ASQ certifications, and 24.9% said they hold two or more certifications....


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 5: Salary by Six Sigma Training

by Hansen, Max Christian

During the past few years, the dollar value of Six Sigma training has held up well. So, too, has an interesting difference in the relative values of the training levels. In 2008, QP published a bar chart similar to Figure 1....




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