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Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary

For Quality Assurance Representatives, hourly average wages total $15.79 per hour. In the world of Quality Assurance Representatives, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $27K and $70K. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Assurance Representatives (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Quality Assurance Representatives, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,834 - $75,317
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,304
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90%

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$11.16 - $23.04
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,834 - $75,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,521  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,940  
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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$26,589 - $69,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.16 - $23.04  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $39.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,521  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,940  
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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$26,589 - $69,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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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.

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Quality Assurance Representatives only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Auditing and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 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.


Quality Assurance Representatives with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $34K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $42K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 81%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 28%

Data Analysis
up arrow 6%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%