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Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary (United States)

The average Quality Assurance Representative in the United States earns approximately $15.91 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Assurance Representatives (53 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Assurance Representatives.
Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary (?
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$33,781 - $73,409
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MEDIAN: $49,295
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Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary (?
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$10.94 - $22.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,781 - $73,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,892  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $1,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,207 - $65,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $22.37  
   
Overtime
$15.39 - $38.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $1,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,207 - $65,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Representative

The specific tasks that quality assurance (QA) representatives perform vary widely by theindustries in which they work. In general, QA representatives ensure that companies continue to operate successfully by scrutinizing the quality of the goods or services that companies provide. QA representatives use various methods to ensure quality depending on their industry. For example, in manufacturing companies, QA representatives are typically responsible for visually inspecting products, performing functionality tests, and using special, field-specific technology to monitor quality; QA representatives in chemical manufacturing, for an example, might use mass spectrometry to determine the purity of chemicals.
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Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Tasks
  • Identify and report on policy changes needed for quality control.
  • Communicate quality guidelines effectively with coworkers and clients.
  • Ensure quality standards are consistently met in products and associated processes.

Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Job Listings

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Quality Assurance Representatives who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Auditing, Data Analysis, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Representative

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Quality Assurance Representatives, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $35K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $41K. Quality Assurance Representatives see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $62K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%
Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 29%
Data Analysis
up arrow 7%
National Average
$38,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%