Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary

Quality Assurance Representatives in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.71 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $4K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Quality Assurance Representatives spread between $26K and $70K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Quality Assurance Representatives, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Quality Assurance Representatives who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,258 - $74,925
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,143
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$11.22 - $22.83
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,258 - $74,925  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,582  
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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$26,497 - $69,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.22 - $22.83  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $39.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,582  
   
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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$26,497 - $69,949  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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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Job skills reported by Quality Assurance Representatives are limited. Most notably, facility with Auditing and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 5 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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $35K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $42K. Quality Assurance Representatives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $71K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 83%

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 27%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

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: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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