ASQ recently revealed a snapshot of the top findings of the 2022 ASQ Salary Survey (as published in the December 2022 edition of Quality Progress) in a special episode of ASQTV.
The ASQ Salary Survey has been a mainstay on the calendar for quality professionals since 1992. The survey does a deep dive into the average salary of respondents, while also providing professionals with important insights on how they can improve their own personal situation. For instance, the survey results showed that holding a quality certification has strong potential to boost a quality professional’s salary. This level of insight helps readers determine not only how they compare with others but the steps that they can take to improve their own personal salary and level of job satisfaction.
The big news from this year’s survey is that the salaries of quality professionals have jumped up by an average of 5%, as reported by survey researcher and author Max Hansen. However, Hansen highlighted some potential issues for professionals to consider despite having this sizeable increase to their pay packets. This includes if their increase will overcome the rising rate of inflation. And, even if it does, what the impact of a recession will be on the job market if one does occur.
As the third survey following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s highlighted the changing nature of the job environment, with many quality professionals now working in a permanent hybrid setting. Regarding this, Hansen addressed the challenge that professionals face in terms of whether the organization that they work for (or if switching jobs choose to work for) will give them the opportunity to work remotely. Other big questions raised by Hansen that temper the picture of a healthy salary increase are if the ‘Great Resignation’ trend will force professionals to be overworked in understaffed environments and how quality job seekers can assess the organizational culture of a potential employer in the industry.
Key findings of the Salary Survey with respect to job satisfaction, maximum salary reported and executive-level respondents are all captured in Quality Progress.