Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary

The average Quality Assurance Representative in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.66 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $4K and $9K, respectively — total cash payment to Quality Assurance Representatives can bottom out near $25K or peak near $71K depending on individual performance. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. For the most part, Quality Assurance Representatives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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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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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $34K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $43K. Quality Assurance Representatives claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $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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