Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

An average Quality Assurance Auditor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K per year. Final cash compensation to Quality Assurance Auditors varies from around $30K to approximately $78K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Quality Assurance Auditors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Quality Assurance Auditors (60 percent) survey participants are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,770 - $84,464
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,570
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$11.85 - $25.30
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,770 - $84,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,494  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $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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$29,629 - $78,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 569
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $25.30  
   
Overtime
$16.60 - $36.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,494  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $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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$29,629 - $78,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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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


Quality Assurance Auditors seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. As Quality Assurance Auditors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 44 percent, Quality Assurance Auditors in Raleigh receive some of the highest pay in the country. Quality Assurance Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+31 percent), New York (+25 percent), Dallas (+22 percent), and Salt Lake City (+20 percent). Quality Assurance Auditors in Cleveland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 23 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (21 percent lower) and Memphis (19 percent lower).

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 160 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
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: 62% employee benefits None: 16%
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