The average pay for a Director, Quality Management, Pharmaceuticals is $137,895 per year. A skill in Quality Assurance / Quality Control is associated with high pay for this job.

$99,778 - $181,116
MEDIAN: $137,894

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$100,000 - $205,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Director, Quality Management, Pharmaceuticals

Directors of quality management for pharmaceuticals are responsible for supervising and analyzing pharmaceutical quality on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of directing a group of pharmaceutical professionals to reach all quality objectives in a timely manner, motivating these subordinates to increase quality and promptly manage all issues. Directors of quality management for pharmaceuticals provide assistance to customers, as well as help troubleshoot and resolve quality issues by fostering effective interdepartmental partnerships. Additionally, these directors review and approve pharmaceutical quality after testing procedures have been completed. They actively participate in meetings to suggest changes to relevant processes, as well as assist in training sessions. Directors of quality management for pharmaceuticals also use office software such as spreadsheet applications and proprietary programs to create complex formulas and analyze data.


Director, Quality Management, Pharmaceuticals Tasks

  • Help schedule and carry out audits and investigations of lab practices by customers and regulatory agencies.
  • Establish lab policies and procedures and oversee lab operations to ensure they comply with government regulations.
  • Manage the operation of the quality control department and direct company quality control strategy.
  • Train and supervise quality control staff, assign tasks, and evaluate staff members’ work.

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Experience Affects Director, Quality Management, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Director, Quality Management, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average

Quality Improvement / QA
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


26 %
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 85%
dental benefits