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Quality Assurance Auditor Salary (United States)

Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States typically take home $52K annually. Total cash compensation to Quality Assurance Auditors approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $80K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Quality Assurance Auditors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Quality Assurance Auditor Salary (?
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$34,827 - $83,929
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MEDIAN: $52,243
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Quality Assurance Auditor Salary (?
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$11.58 - $25.81
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,827 - $83,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $9,696  
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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$29,356 - $80,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 557
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $25.81  
   
Overtime
$16.02 - $34.77  
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 - $7,450  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $9,696  
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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$29,356 - $80,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 380
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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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More often than not, Quality Assurance Auditors take top-notch roles like Quality Assurance Manager. Pay for that position is typically $68K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Auditor

Quality Assurance Auditors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Quality Improvement / QA, Auditing, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 16 percent, 8 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are similarly competent 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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Quality Assurance Auditors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. On average, Quality Assurance Auditors make $55K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $60K. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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Quality Assurance Auditors will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 43 percent. Other big spenders include Raleigh, Miami, New York, and Indianapolis, top-paying cities where Quality Assurance Auditors see paychecks higher than average (+37 percent, +24 percent, +20 percent, and +14 percent). Quality Assurance Auditors in Cleveland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 25 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Memphis and Columbus are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 23 percent less than the median.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries

National Average
$46,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%