Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salary

Average Quality Assurance Representatives in the United States make around $15.68 per hour. In the world of Quality Assurance Representatives, total cash compensation can vary between $27K and $70K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $9K, respectively. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Quality Assurance Representatives like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$34,017 - $74,727
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,025
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$11.24 - $22.79
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,017 - $74,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,867  
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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$26,574 - $69,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $22.79  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $39.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,867  
   
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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$26,574 - $69,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. Those with knowledge of Auditing tend to be skilled in 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.


For many Quality Assurance Representatives, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $35K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $42K. Quality Assurance Representatives bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $71K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 82%

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 27%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

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
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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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