I feel weird asking this, and hopefully this is acceptable to ask, but I feel like I'm being undercompensated for what I'm doing.
The business I work for is going for SQF Level 2 Certification. Up until this decision, there really wasn't any sort of QC in the business. It is family run, so everything has always been: "Yep, looks good, send it out".
I was promoted to be the "SQF Practitioner". Obviously I was very excited, as this is a career path and I saw a light at the end of the tunnel for my debt (student loans, car loan, etc). I am working on getting us up to code and SQF Certified within the next year. Those of you who have done it, know it's a ton of work.
The paperwork is now starting to come down from management and it has me concerned. The official job title is "Quality Assurance Technician". There is a huge difference in pay between "SQF Practitioner" and "Quality Assurance Tech".
Since I am implementing an SQF/HACCP plan and getting us certified, is "QA Tech" the correct job title? I'm also wondering what the average compensation (hourly or salary) is for someone implementing a system like this.
Any help or input would be appreciated :) thanks!