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Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary

For Quality Assurance Representatives, hourly average wages total $15.76 per hour. Cash earnings for Quality Assurance Representatives — including $4K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $26K to $70K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Assurance Representatives (50 percent) who responded to the survey.

$33,895 - $75,121
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,304
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$11.19 - $22.91
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,895 - $75,121  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,589  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,808  
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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$26,442 - $69,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $39.03  
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 - $3,589  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,808  
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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$26,442 - $69,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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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Survey takers who work as Quality Assurance Representatives typically report just a few professional 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $35K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 92%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

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 54 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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