Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary

For Quality Assurance Representatives, hourly average wages total $15.66 per hour. Total cash compensation to Quality Assurance Representatives bottoms out near $25K and approaches $71K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Quality Assurance Representatives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$34,315 - $77,649
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,618
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$11.04 - $22.59
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$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,315 - $77,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,628  
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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$25,473 - $70,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $22.59  
   
Overtime
$15.28 - $35.23  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,628  
   
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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$25,473 - $70,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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 usually 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 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Quality Assurance Representatives. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. Quality Assurance Representatives who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. Quality Assurance Representatives who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $67K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Auditing
up arrow 26%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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