Earnings for Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States come in at around $58K per year on average. Cash earnings for Quality Assurance Auditors — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $79K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Quality Assurance Auditors (62 percent) who took the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,935 - $88,698
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$36K
$58K
$89K
MEDIAN: $57,734
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$12.22 - $24.25
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$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,935 - $88,698  
   
Bonus
$582 - $6,720  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,000  
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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$30,259 - $79,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $24.25  
   
Overtime
$18.02 - $38.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$582 - $6,720  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $6,000  
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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$30,259 - $79,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 297

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Job Description for Quality Assurance Auditor

The responsibility of the quality assurance auditor is to periodically test and assess quality control systems to ensure that a company's practices conform to both internal and external standards. A quality assurance manager may work within a company as part of its internal quality control team. Quality assurance auditors may also work as independent contractors for third-party auditing firms. The individual duties are much the same in either instance, though internal quality assurance auditors may also take on other tasks relevant to the quality control process, such as inspecting or sorting.

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Quality Assurance Auditor Tasks

  • Identify issues in data quality, sourcing, or documentation by reviewing existing data and processes.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret existing documents and data for completeness and accuracy.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with organizational, state, federal, and other laws and guidelines.
  • Create recommendations for training, new policies, data scrubbing, or other methods to resolve data quality concerns.

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Quality Assurance Auditors who go on to become Quality Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Quality Managers is $73K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Auditor


Quality Assurance Auditors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Lucky workers who know Project Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 57 percent above average. Regulatory Compliance and Training are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 57 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control are also skilled in Regulatory Compliance and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Quality Improvement / QA also know Microsoft Excel and Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Auditor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Quality Assurance Auditors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $42K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. Quality Assurance Auditors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,810

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Quality Assurance Auditors will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 50 percent. Quality Assurance Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+46 percent), Washington (+43 percent), New York (+40 percent), and San Diego (+38 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Madison (19 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

Quality Assurance Auditor Reviews

What is it like working as a Quality Assurance Auditor?

Quality Assurance Auditor in Edison:
"Walk the floor and help employees work related questions."
Pros: Able to roam the floor and not be stuck in an office.
Cons: Feel I deserve higher pay.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries

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$47,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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