Manufacturing professionals with a quality focus enjoyed a boost to their salaries in 2010, according to the American Society of Quality.
The overall average salary for U.S. full-time quality professionals in 2010 is $85,289, according to the 24th annual salary survey conducted by Quality Progress, ASQ's monthly publication.
That salary is up from $83,442 in 2009 and $81,064 in 2008. The survey, which collected 5,348 responses from professionals in the United States and Canada, also indicates the value of Six Sigma training to salary levels. U.S. quality professionals with master black belt training earned a premium of greater than $20,000 compared with professionals who had black belt training only.
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