Earnings for Quality Assurance Representatives in the United States come in at around $15.54 per hour on average. A fair number have medical and dental plans, and the greater part have vision insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Assurance Representatives (55 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,726 - $93,000
(Median)
$32K
$54K
$93K
MEDIAN: $53,978
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90%

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$11.25 - $22.75
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$31,726 - $93,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,887  
Profit Sharing
$3,163  
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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$25,084 - $74,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.25 - $22.75  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $34.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,887  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,163  
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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$25,084 - $74,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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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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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $46K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. On average, Quality Assurance Representatives make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $77K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 87%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 20%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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