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2013 QP Salary Survey Webcast Powerpoint Presentation

by Hansen, Max Christian

View a PowerPoint presentation to accompany the webcast summarizing and discussing the 2013 QP Salary Survey, featuring author Max Christian Hansen....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 2, Section 24. Earnings and Rates by Age, Gender and Geographic Location

by Hansen, Max Christian

In the United States, 109 full-time consultants responded to this year’s QP Salary Survey. Among this group, more than half are more than 56 years old and 71.9% are male, as Table 1 shows....


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Salary Survey 2013: Behind the Results

by Hansen, Max Christian

The 2013 Salary Survey was sent to ASQ 44,945 members. There were 7,504 individual responses, for a response rate of 16.7%....


Salary Survey 2013: The Complete Report

by Hansen, Max Christian


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Salary Survey 2013: Read Their Minds

by Hansen, Max Christian

The quality profession is helping the world economy pull out of its long slump. And the professionals who responded to this year’s QP Salary Survey seem to be experiencing their own recovery—be it ever so slight....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 2, Section 23. Base Earnings by Education and Training

by Hansen, Max Christian

The independent consultants who respond to QP’s Salary Survey are, of course, a smaller group than the regular employees. This year in the United States, 62 consultants reported working part-time and 109 full-time....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 2, Section 21. Consultants Overview

by Hansen, Max Christian

Slightly less than two-thirds of the self-employed consultants who responded to this year’s QP Salary Survey work full-time at their consulting activities....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 20. Size of Raise and Additional Annual Payments

by Hansen, Max Christian

In 2009, the percentage of North American quality professionals not expecting a raise in salary hit an all-time high of 38%. That number has dropped since then, although the dropping stalled in 2012....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 19. Salary by Gender and Age

by Hansen, Max Christian

In the United States, 68.4% of the full-time workers who participated in the QP Salary Survey are men. With an average salary of $91,070, they earn an average of $9,158 more than their female counterparts....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 18. Salary by Exemplar Global Certification

by Hansen, Max Christian

Worldwide, 14.2% of the surveyed quality professionals have at least one Exemplar Global certification. Canadian and U.S. respondents held 49 of the 72 certifications listed as choices in the salary survey, which are divided into two tables....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 17. Salary by Highest Level of Ed. and Yrs. of Exp. in Quality

by Hansen, Max Christian

Year after year, the QP Salary Survey shows that education pays off in higher salaries for quality professionals. The two most advanced degrees, the master’s degree and doctorate, seem to pay especially large dividends....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 16. Salary by Highest Level of Education

by Hansen, Max Christian

Year after year, the QP Salary Survey shows that education pays off in higher salaries for quality professionals. The two most advanced degrees, the master’s degree and doctorate, seem to pay especially large dividends....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 15. Salary by Extent of Quality Responsibilities

by Hansen, Max Christian

In QP’s quality survey, respondents are asked: “In your company, how many people do you think have quality responsibilities stated in their job descriptions?” In 2009, a majority noted a figure of 25% or less....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 14. Salary by Organization Quality Infrastructure

by Hansen, Max Christian

If you work in a quality department, there’s a good chance you work in one whose size has been stable for a while. For several years, between 35% and 44% of respondents reported that their department had stayed the same size during the past year....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 13. Salary by Geographic Location

by Hansen, Max Christian

Of the quality professionals who participated in this year’s salary survey, the vast majority live in North America. Only 0.85% of the respondents work outside of the United States, Canada and Mexico (Table 1)....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 12. Salary by Industry

by Hansen, Max Christian

Year after year, respondents from North America are more likely to work in the manufacturing sector than the service sector. But, also perennially, the workers in service industries bring home, on average, bigger paychecks....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 11. Salary by Division Size, Org. Size and Location of HQs

by Hansen, Max Christian

For quality professionals, it pays to work in a larger organization. And, within the larger organizations, it seems that the larger the division you work in, the larger your paycheck....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 10. Salary by Number of Employees Overseen

by Hansen, Max Christian

In the United States and Canada, the majority of survey respondents oversee the work of other employees. Asked whether they supervise others, 36.2% of U.S. respondents declined to answer, and this section will deal only with those who did answer....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 9. Salary by No. of Yrs. in Crnt Position and in Quality Field

by Hansen, Max Christian

Section 8 shows that quality professionals don’t seem to be strongly rewarded for staying in one position for a long time. Table 1 of this section shows that respondents don’t tend to stay in one position for too long....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 8. Salary by Number of Years in Current Position

by Hansen, Max Christian

Each year, QP salary survey looks at respondents’ salaries by their tenure in their current position. And each year, one data point of interest is how many professional are new to their positions that year....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 7. Salary by Nonexempt vs. Exempt Status

by Hansen, Max Christian

Quality professionals who are paid for overtime earn less than those who are exempt from such pay. In the US, the 85.6% of respondents who said they’re exempt from receiving overtime earn an average of $31,438 more than the respondents who are nonexempt....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 5. Salary by Six Sigma Training

by Hansen, Max Christian

Year after, QP’s salary survey shows that it pays to get Six Sigma training. As Figure 1 shows, U.S. respondents who’ve completed any level of Six Sigma training earned $16,826 more on average than those without any Six Sigma training....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 6. Salary by Number of Work Hours

by Hansen, Max Christian

If you’re from the United States, it’s likely you work a lot of hours. Each year, QP’s salary survey shows that more than 40% of U.S. respondents work on average more than 45 hours per week....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 4. Salary by ASQ and Exemplar Global Certification

by Hansen, Max Christian

In North America, 58.2% of respondents to QP’s salary survey held at least one ASQ certification. As Table 1 shows, the two certifications held by most respondents are certified quality auditor (23.9% of respondents) and certified quality engineer (22%)....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 3. Salary by Number of Years of Experience in the Quality Field

by Hansen, Max Christian

Over the 27 years QP has been conducting its salary survey, results have consistently shown that quality professionals are rewarded for their years in the profession....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 2. Salary by U.S. Regions and Canadian Provinces

by Hansen, Max Christian

Average salaries of quality professionals vary widely by state or province. In the United States, the highest-paying region provides salaries 9.2% higher than the national average, while the lowest-paying region comes in at 9.3% below that average....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 1, Section 1. Salary by Job Title

by Hansen, Max Christian

Of those who responded to this year’s salary survey, the vast majority are employees of a single organization, and of these, most work full time. Part 1 of this report, consisting of sections 1-19, address these respondents....


2013 Salary Survey: Part 2, Section 22. Base Earnings by Years of Experience

by Hansen, Max Christian

It seems an individual’s years of experience as a consultant are a poor predictor of individual earnings—at least that’s the picture presented by Figure 1, which shows income by consulting experience for our self-employed respondents worldwide....


Salary Survey 2012: Crunching the Numbers

by Hansen, Max Christian

The 2012 survey was sent to 54,337 members. Of the 6,857 individuals who started the survey, 6,857 completed the questionnaire for a response rate of 11.2%....


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Salary Survey 2012: Facing Tight Times

by Hansen, Max Christian

The more things stay the same, the more quality professionals must look for productive ways to change. For the first time since QP began its annual salary survey, the most important indicator—average salary—has become frustratingly stuck in place....


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Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 5: Salary by Six Sigma Training

by Hansen, Max Christian

S. employees, Canadian employees, international employees Salary by highest level of Six Sigma training for Canadian respondents / Figure 3 115,929 170,000 133,600 91,538 89,811 79,511 84,000 87,750 103,314 92,094 84,608 77,523 65,000 94,000 105,062 84,8...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 1: Salary by Job Title

by Hansen, Max Christian

Figure 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, part- time employees, x U. S. employees, Canadian employees, International employees Salary by job title for U. S. respondents / FIgUre 1 46,884 50,558 53,970 56,246 57,718 69,279 70,094 72,261 74,13...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 2: Salary by U.S. Regions and Canadian Provinces

by Hansen, Max Christian

South Carolina 1.4% 96.8 North Carolina 3.6% 95.3 Tennessee 2.1% 89.6 Kentucky 1.3% 89.9 WV 0.3% 92.9 Virginia 2.9% 95.8 Maryland 2.1% 123.4 Delaware 0.4% 108.2 D. C. 0.1% 144.4 New Jersey 2.1% 128.6 Connecticut 1.7% 132.7 RI 0.3% 125.5 MA 3.5% 121.4 Mai...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 3: Salary by Number of Years of Experience in the Quality Field

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by years in quality and job title for U. S. respondents / Table 1 ConTinued) Minimum Maximum Standard deviation Count Mean Median Analyst no experience $ 80,000 $ 129,000 $ 22,218 4 $ 97,800 $ 84,000 less than 1 year 28,000 77,800 19,915 7 50,114 ...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 4: Salary by ASQ and RABQSA International Certification

by Hansen, Max Christian

Percentage of respondents holding aSQ certifications / Table 1 2012 2010 2008 Certified quality auditor 22.9% 24.1% 24.2% Certified quality engineer 20.4 23.7 21.6 Certified manager of quality/ organizational excellence 12.6 13.7 12.6 Certified Six Sigma...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 6: Salary by Number of Work Hours

by Hansen, Max Christian

117,746 105,228 99,432 93,146 80,680 72,965 56,449 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 $ 120,000 More than 60 hours ( 1.8%) 56- 60 hours ( 6%) 51- 55 hours ( 10%) 46- 50 hours ( 26%) 41- 45 hours ( 39.9%) 36- 40 hours ( 15.2%) 35 or fewer hou...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 7: Salary by Nonexempt vs. Exempt Status

by Hansen, Max Christian

com 44 Exempt vs. nonexempt status by job title / Figure 2 Percentage exempt and average salary by job title for U. S. respondents / Figure 3 11.5 13.3 19 64.5 69.6 71.4 75.1 77 80.6 81.7 84.6 89.9 91 91.9 92.2 93.9 94.1 94.6 95.1 95.4 97.2 98.5 99.6 88....


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 8: Salary by Number of Years in Current Position

by Hansen, Max Christian

com 50 SponSored by Salary by time in current position for U. S. respondents / Figure 2 Salary by time in current position for Canadian respondents / Figure 3 93,287 87,271 90,357 84,833 85,039 85,433 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 More ...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 9: Salary by No. of Years in Current Position and in Quality

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 9. Salary by Number of Years in Current Position and in the Quality Field Longevity.s Effect On Earnings Cross- tabulation of the number of years in current position and in the quality field / Table 1 In a positio...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 10: Salary by Number of Employees Overseen

by Hansen, Max Christian

QP 65 QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 2 Salary by number of employees overseen for U. S. respondents / Figure 2 Salary by number of employees overseen for Canadian respondents / Figure 3 125,378 111,064 100,758 102,717 93,924 89,209 85,176 76,431 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 11: Salary by Division Size, Org Size and Location of HQ

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by division size for U. S. respondents / Figure 3 Salary by division size for Canadian respondents / Figure 4 104,974 104,656 97,212 90,354 84,140 80,486 73,220 84,729 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 More than 10,000 ( 4.5%) 5,001-...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 12: Salary by Industry

by Hansen, Max Christian

Transportation and aerospace products 12.8 80,965 24.7 79,706 other products 5.3 78,625 4.7 78,111 Service sector 28.5% $ 90,449 42.8 $ 93,453 Construction services 5.4 90,114 7.0% 85,600 Consulting and other professional, scientific and technical servic...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 13: Salary by Geographic Location

by Hansen, Max Christian

Countries where respondents work / Table 1 Count Percentage United States 5,028 83.97% Canada 342 5.71 Mexico 79 1.32 China 63 1.05 India 50 0.84 australia 33 0.55 Saudi arabia 29 0.48 Singapore 25 0.42 Malaysia 24 0.40 Trinidad and Tobago 21 0.25 United...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 14: Salary by Organizational Quality Infrastructure

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by quality department membership for U. S. respondents / Table 3 Part of a quality department Not part of a quality department Percentage Average salary Percentage Average salary All respondents 80.7% $ 84,445 19.3% $ 96,346 analyst 63 64,330 37 7...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 15: Salary by Extent of Quality Responsibilities

by Hansen, Max Christian

S. employees, x Canadian employees, international employees Salary by extent of quality duties for Canadian respondents / Figure 2 100,000 93,132 95,187 93,171 80,510 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 0% of duties are quality related ( 0.3%...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 16: Salary by Highest Level of Education

by Hansen, Max Christian

In Canada, it was more than 68%. Salary by highest level of education for U. S. respondents / Figure 1 115,202 99,817 85,630 68,627 69,940 61,779 62,974 50,000 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 $ 120,000 Doctorate ( 2.95%) Master's degree (...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 17: Salary by Highest Level of Educ. and No. of Yrs. in Quality

by Hansen, Max Christian

Qp 157 Salary by highest level of education and years in quality for U. S. respondents / Figure 1 51,289 64,242 76,781 59,756 65,897 75,339 71,705 89,217 99,561 85,232 103,187 113,211 99,562 109,591 138,626 $ 20,000 0 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 18: Salary by RABQSA International Certification

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 18. Salary by RABQSA International Certification Details on RABQSA Certifications Salary by RABQSA certifications for U. S. respondents / Table 1 Aged care professional APIQ auditor AS9100 aerospace experience aud...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 20: Size of Raise and Additional Annual Payments

by Hansen, Max Christian

Historical look at expected size of raise / Table 1 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Expect a pay cut 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 1.9% 0.6% 0.5% 0.4% Do not expect a raise 9.8 8.9 7.6 11.2 38 21.4 18.2 18.3 0.1% to 2% increase 13.5 13.3 12.3 13.4 14.8 23....


Salary Survey 2012: Part 2, Section 23: Base Earnings by Education and Training

by Hansen, Max Christian

1 28,000 28,000 Certified manager of quality/ organizational excellence 20,000 275,000 86,193 9 112,391 100,000 Certified quality auditor 12,000 180,000 56,553 17 87,066 96,521 Certified quality engineer 12,000 214,245 71,048 10 96,625 82,500 Certified q...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 1, Section 19: Salary by Gender and Age

by Hansen, Max Christian

A First for Women Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 19. Salary by Gender and Age Salary by age and gender for U. S. respondents / Figure 1 49,313 65,585 79,906 85,305 90,911 93,681 48,624 68,137 85,815 97,586 96,454 104,053 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 6...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 2, Section 21: Consultants Overview

by Hansen, Max Christian

annual revenue for full vs. part- time consulting / Figure 2 88,160 130,405 35,024 146,750 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 $ 120,000 $ 140,000 $ 160,000 Self- employed consultants who work part- time in the United States ( 44.2%) Self- em...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 2, Section 22: Base Earnings by Years of Experience

by Hansen, Max Christian

Qp 181 Base earnings by consulting experience for U. S. self- employed consultants / Figure 1 133,145 150,981 122,500 161,818 124,015 43,417 56,500 95,969 93,000 85,700 80,383 37,705 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 $ 120,000 $ 140,000 $ 1...


Salary Survey 2012: Part 2, Section 24: Base Earnings/Rates by Age, Gender and Geographic Location

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 2. Self- Employed Consultant Results Section 24. Base Earnings and Rates by Age, Gender and Geographic Location Consultants Tend To Be Older Men Consultant earnings and rates by age and gender / Table 1 Average base earnings Average rates Percentage...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 2, Section 21: Consultant Overview

by Hansen, Max Christian

QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Billing methods used by consultants / Figure 3 annual revenue for full vs. part- time consulting / Figure 2 74,648 166,927 27,667 137,500 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 $ 120,000 $ 140,000 $ 160,000 $ 180,000 Sel...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 2, Section 23: Consultant Education and Training

by Hansen, Max Christian

Base earnings for U. S. self- employed consultants / Table 1 ( conTinueD) Minimum Maximum Standard deviation Count Average Median Part- time All consultants $ 10,000 $ 450,000 $ 82,437 87 $ 74,648 $ 54,000 Highest level of education High school diploma 6...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 13: Salary by Geographic Location

by Hansen, Max Christian

salaries by province in Section 2. Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 13. Salary by Geographic Location Global Professionals QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Countries where respondents work / Table 1 Count Percentage United States 5,781 93.30% Canada 352 ...


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Salary Survey 2011: Slow and Steady

by Hansen, Max Christian; Wilde, Nancy J.; Kinch, Eileen R.;

A single organization’s actions may be reported several times if multiple employees of that organization responded to the survey. Director: Oversees all aspects of an organization’s quality or business improvement efforts, such as developing and administr...


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Salary Survey 2011: Land the Big One

by Hansen, Max Christian; Wilde, Nancy J.; Kinch, Eileen R.;

Certification holders—or those thinking about obtaining certifications—should know that these assets make them more attractive to potential employers. In most cases, a certification offers the most value when it is held by a professional whose job duties ...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 5: Salary by Six Sigma Training

by Hansen, Max Christian

QP 39 Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 5. Salary by Six Sigma Training A Belt Is a Boon QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Salary by Six Sigma training / Figure 1 81,279 77,445 93,921 87,780 0 $ 10,000 $ 20,000 $ 30,000 $ 40,000 $ 50,000 $ 60,000 $ 70,000 ...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 11: Salary by Division Size, Organization Size and Location of HQ

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 11. Salary by Division Size, Organization Size and Location of Headquarters Bigger Organizations Mean Better Pay Salary by organization size for U. S. respondents / Figure 1 Salary by organization size for Canadia...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 12: Salary by Industry

by Hansen, Max Christian

Nonelectronic measuring, analyzing and controlling instruments ( NAICS code 339): Balances, blood testing apparatus, Bunsen burners, centrifuges, distilling apparatus, laboratory incubators, SPonSoreD by Salary by industrial classification / Table 1 Unit...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 17: Salary by Highest Level of Education and Yrs in Quality Fld

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by highest level of education and years in the quality field for U. S. respondents / FIGUre 1 Salary by highest level of education and years in the quality field for Canadian respondents / FIGUre 2 53,217 62,871 72,863 55,990 70,437 74,583 74,238 ...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 18: Salary by RABQSA International Certification

by Hansen, Max Christian

QP 161 SponSored by QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Salary by raBQSa certifications for U. S. respondents / Table 1 ( conTinued) Food safety auditor Food safety lead auditor HACCP practitioner auditor HACCP practitioner associate auditor Heavy vehicle accredita...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 14: Salary by Organization’s Quality Infrastructure

by Hansen, Max Christian;

com 144 SPonSoreD by Quality department size by organization size / Table 1 Number in quality department 1 to 9 10 to 19 20 to 29 30 to 39 40 to 49 More than 50 10 or fewer 33 11- 100 475 31 101- 500 528 192 52 13 501- 1,000 197 97 36 14 13 23 1,001- 5,0...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 20: Size of Raise and Additional Annual Payments

by Hansen, Max Christian

com 172 SponSored by Historical look at expected size of raise / Table 1 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Expect a pay cut 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 1.9% 0.6% 0.5% Do not expect a raise 9.8 8.9 7.6 11.2 38 21.4 18.2 0.1% to 2% increase 13.5 13.3 12.3 13.4 14...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 10: Salary by Number of Employees Overseen

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by number of employees overseen for U. S. respondents / Figure 2 Salary by number of employees overseen for Canadian respondents / Figure 3 116,284 112,849 106,753 102,643 95,049 89,329 82,772 78,354 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 9: Salary by No. of Years in Current Position and Quality Field

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 9. Salary by Number of Years in Current Position and in the Quality Field Comings and Goings Cross- tabulation of the number of years in current position and in the quality field / Table 1 Less than 1 year 1- 3 ye...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 7: Salary by Nonexempt vs. Exempt Status

by Hansen, Max Christian

com 46 SPonSoreD by Exempt vs. nonexempt status by job title / Figure 2 12.9% 14% 16.7% 58.6% 70.6% 74% 75.3% 76% 80% 84% 87.8% 88.9% 89.2% 91.5% 92.3% 93% 93.5% 93.7% 95.2% 96.2% 97.2% 98.6% 99.2% 87.1% 86% 83.3% 41.4% 29.4% 26% 24.7% 24% 20% 16% 12.2% ...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 6: Salary by Number of Work Hours

by Hansen, Max Christian

com 42 SponSored by 111,639 104,260 98,336 92,101 81,065 72,393 70,184 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 $ 120,000 More than 60 hours ( 2.7%) 56- 60 hours ( 6.2%) 51- 55 hours ( 10.8%) 46- 50 hours ( 27.4%) 41- 45 hours ( 38.4%) 36- 40 hour...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 8: Salary by Number of Years in Current Position

by Hansen, Max Christian

QP 53 SPonSoreD by QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Salary by number of years in current position for U. S. respondents / Table 1 ( ConTinueD) Minimum Maximum Standard deviation Count Mean Median Analyst less than 1 year $ 42,000 $ 95,000 $ 18,221 23 $ 68,923 $ ...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 1: Salary by Job Title

by Hansen, Max Christian

QP 31 QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Figure 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, Part- time employees, x U. S. employees, Canadian employees, International employees Salary by job title for U. S. respondents / FIgUre 1 46,455 50,172 51,664 59,842 62...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 3: Salary by Number of Years of Experience in the Quality Field

by Hansen, Max Christian

Employers Value Experience Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 3. Salary by Number of Years of Experience in the Quality Field Experience in quality for full- time U. S. respondents / Figure 1 32.9 31.4 29.5 34.2 34.5 34.2 32.9 34.1 36.4 0 20% 40% 6...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 16: Salary by Highest Level of Education

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 16. Salary by Highest Level of Education Those With Doctorates Earned the Most Salary by highest level of education for U. S. respondents / Figure 1 114,290 100,323 86,060 68,586 70,937 67,277 62,464 30,760 0 $ 20...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 2: Salary by U.S. Regions and Canadian Provinces

by Hansen, Max Christian

South Carolina 1.6% 96.8 North Carolina 3.6% 95.7 Tennessee 2.4% 90.5 Kentucky 1.2% 91.6 WV 0.2% 99 Virginia 2.9% 96.9 Maryland 2.1% 123.7 Delaware 0.4% 106.9 D. C. 0.1% 144.4 New Jersey 2.4% 129.1 Connecticut 1.6% 133 RI 0.5% 124.6 MA 3.9% 139.7 Maine 0...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 2, Section 24: Earnings and Rates by Age, Gender and Geographic Location

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 2. Self- Employed Consultant Results Section 24. Earnings and Rates by Age, Gender and Geographic location Demographic Details For Consultants QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Consultant earnings and rates by age and gender / Table 1 Average base earnings A...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 4: Salary by ASQ and RABQSA International Certification

by Hansen, Max Christian

com 48 Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 4. Salary by ASQ and RABQSA International Certification Certification Is Golden Salary by number of ASQ certifications held by U. S. respondents / Figure 1 85,015 86,165 88,821 91,114 94,463 96,041 112,586 ...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 19: Salary by Gender and Age

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 19. Salary by Gender and Age Gender Gaps From Decades Past QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Salary by age and gender for U. S. respondents / FIGURE 1 50,688 66,109 81,581 87,173 87,700 93,575 52,185 69,103 87,670 93,801 9...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 1, Section 15: Salary by Extent of Quality Responsibilities

by Hansen, Max Christian

QP Salary Survey 2 0 1 1 Salary by extent of quality duties for U. S. respondents / FIgUre 1 Salary by extent of quality duties for Canadian respondents / FIgUre 2 90,631 94,736 93,580 88,634 84,680 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 0% of d...


Salary Survey 2011: Part 2, Section 22: Consultant Experience

by Hansen, Max Christian

2 10,000 10,000 6.1- 10 years 10,000 130,000 44,083 8 44,875 22,500 10.1- 20 years 10,000 400,000 81,604 26 86,346 65,000 More than 20 years 10,000 450,000 89,467 48 79,175 55,000 Full- time All consultants 15,000 700,000 124,507 112 166,927 140,000 Numb...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 6: Salary by Number of Work Hours

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 6. Salary by Number of Work Hours Longer Hours Bring Higher Pay Figure 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, x Part- time employees, x U. S. employees, Canadian employees, International employees Average...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 7: Salary by Nonexempt and Exempt Status

by Hansen, Max Christian

46 Figure 3 includes results for: x Full- time employees, Part- time employees, x U. S. employees, Canadian employees, International employees Percentage exempt and average salary by job title for U. S. respondents / FIGURE 3 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 7...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 8: Salary by Number of Years in Current Position

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 8. Salary by Number of Years in Current Position Those Who Can Are Staying Put Figure 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, Part- time employees, x U. S. employees, x Canadian employees, International em...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Sect. 9: Salary by No. of Years in Current Position and in Quality Field

by Hansen, Max Christian

Cross- tabulation of the number of years in current position and in the quality field / Table 1 In position less than 1 year In position 1 to 3 years In position 3.1 to 6 years In position 6.1 to 10 years In position 10.1 to 20 years In position more tha...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 10: Salary by Number of Employees Overseen

by Hansen, Max Christian

QP 65 Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 10. Salary by Number of Employees Overseen Rewards for Supervising Others Figure 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, Part- time employees, x U. S. employees, x Canadian employees, International e...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Sect. 11: Salary by Division Size, Organization Size and Location of HQ

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by organization size for U. S. respondents / FIGURE 1 Salary by organization size for Canadian respondents / FIGURE 2 94,210 93,163 87,935 84,127 82,900 77,635 75,223 73,048 $ 20,000 $ 60,000 $ 100,000 More than 50,000 ( 16.7%) 10,001 to 50,000 ( ...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Sect. 12: Salary by Industry

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by industrial classification / Table 1 United States Canada Percentage Average salary Percentage Average salary Manufacturing sector 69.5% $ 82,909 66.9% $ 72,726 Chemicals and related products 8.8 90,106 7.9 87,847 Computers and electronic produc...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 13: Salary by Geographic Location

by Hansen, Max Christian

com 100 Table 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, Part- time employees, x U. S. employees, x Canadian employees, International employees Where respondents work / Table 1 Count Percentage United States 5,053 93.25% Canada 310 5.72 Mexico 18 0....


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 14: Salary by Organization's Quality Infrastructure

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 14. Salary by Organization.s Quality Infrastructure Department Sizes: Shrinkage is Slowing Figure 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, x Part- time employees, x U. S. employees, x Canadian employees, In...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 16: Salary by Highest Level of Education

by Hansen, Max Christian

In the United States, professionals with doctorates earned $ 15,874 more than those whose education stopped with master.s degrees and $ 31,592 more than those whose highest level of education were bachelor.s degrees, shown in Figure 1. In Canada, those w...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 15: Salary by Extent of Quality Responsibilities

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by extent of quality duties for Canadian respondents / FIGURe 2 72,989 76,885 87,446 95,225 38,921 $ 0 $ 40,000 $ 80,000 75.1% to 100% of duties are quality related ( 66.2%) 50.1% to 75% of duties are quality related ( 14%) 25.1% to 50% of duties ...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Sect. 17: Salary by Highest Level of Education and Yrs in Quality Field

by Hansen, Max Christian

Part 1. Regular Employee Results Section 17. Salary by Highest Level of Education and Number of Years of Experience in the Quality Field The Benefits of Staying In School and in Quality Figure 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, Part- time em...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Sect. 18: Salary by RABQSA International Certification

by Hansen, Max Christian

QMS = quality management system Salary by QMS certifications / TablE 1 QMS associate auditor QMS auditor QMS business improvement auditor QMS lead auditor QMS principal auditor QMS provisional auditor United States analyst . QMS = quality management sys...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 19: Salary by Gender and Age

by Hansen, Max Christian

Salary by age and gender for Canadian respondents / FIgUre 2 25 or younger 26- 35 36- 45 46- 55 56- 65 Age Female Male 0 $ 20,000 $ 40,000 $ 60,000 $ 80,000 $ 100,000 Average salary 53,500 68,753 67,950 70,417 75,000 45,750 66,078 75,338 88,768 89,826 QP...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 1, Section 20: Expected Size of Raise

by Hansen, Max Christian

Expected size of raise in salary / Table 1 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 expect a pay cut 0.20% 0.10% 0.10% 0.30% 1.90% 0.6% Do not expect a raise 9.8 8.9 7.6 11.2 38 21.4 0.1% to 2% increase 13.5 13.3 12.3 13.4 14.8 23.6 2.1% to 4% increase 57.4 57.7 58...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 2, Section 21: Overview of Consultants' Earnings

by Hansen, Max Christian

Earnings Full- time vs. Part- time Consulting Figure 1 includes results for: x Full- time employees, x Part- time employees, x U. S. employees, x Canadian employees, x International employees Self- employed consultants who also work as employees: a histo...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 2, Section 22: Base Earnings by Consulting Experience

by Hansen, Max Christian

Base earnings by consulting experience for U. S. self- employed consultants / FIgUre 1 180,822 191,493 52,600 168,058 68,312 70,750 181,190 63,995 106,474 39,970 93,685 22,281 0 $ 50,000 $ 100,000 $ 150,000 $ 200,000 More than 20 years 10.1- 20 years 6.1...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 2, Section 23: Base Earnings by Education and Training

by Hansen, Max Christian

1 20,000 20,000 Associate degree 50,000 175,000 62,915 3 108,333 100,000 bachelor.s degree 2,000 245,000 63,407 32 56,466 23,250 Master.s degree 2,000 225,000 53,048 41 48,486 30,000 Doctorate 23,000 210,000 70,289 11 85,091 55,000 Highest level of Six S...


Salary Survey 2010: Part 2, Section 24: Base Earnings by Geography

by Hansen, Max Christian

T This is the only section in this year.s salary survey report in which it is nearly impossible to discern any trends or make any valid generalizations because of the small number of respondents. Mountain Denver, boulder and Greeley ( CO) 76,875 227,256...


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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?...



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