Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary

The average Quality Assurance Representative in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.68 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 $26K and $70K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Quality Assurance Representatives is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,077 - $74,526

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$11.10 - $22.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,077 - $74,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,726  
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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$26,419 - $69,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.10 - $22.72  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $39.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $8,726  
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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$26,419 - $69,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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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 26 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. It is not unusual for someone who knows Auditing to be familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control as well.

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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $35K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $42K. On average, Quality Assurance Representatives make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Quality Assurance Representatives who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $70K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 78%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 26%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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