Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

For Quality Assurance Auditors, annual average wages total $54K per year. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Quality Assurance Auditors spread between $30K and $78K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Quality Assurance Auditors report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,796 - $83,538

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$11.89 - $25.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,796 - $83,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,125  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,152  
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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$29,680 - $77,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 577
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $25.26  
   
Overtime
$16.60 - $36.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,125  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $5,152  
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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$29,680 - $77,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Auditor


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Advancing into a Quality Assurance Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Quality Assurance Auditors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $68K per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Auditor


Survey results imply that Quality Assurance Auditors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Quality Improvement / QA, Microsoft Office, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 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.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Auditor

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


For Quality Assurance Auditors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $52K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Quality Assurance Auditors bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Quality Assurance Auditors, working in the bustling city of Raleigh has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Quality Assurance Auditors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+41 percent), Minneapolis (+31 percent), Salt Lake City (+20 percent), and Dallas (+19 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Quality Assurance Auditors is geography, with workers in Cleveland earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Memphis (21 percent lower and 19 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
$46,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries



Microsoft Office
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Auditing
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$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%
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