Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States pull down an average of $55K annually. In the world of Quality Assurance Auditors, total cash compensation can vary between $30K and $79K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $6K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Quality Assurance Auditors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Quality Assurance Auditors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,057 - $85,102
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$85K
MEDIAN: $54,799
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$11.95 - $25.37
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,057 - $85,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,342  
Profit Sharing
$160.00 - $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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$30,063 - $79,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 641
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $25.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.46 - $36.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,342  
   
Profit Sharing
$160.00 - $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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$30,063 - $79,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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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 $69K per year.

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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, Microsoft Office, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Internal Audit, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to 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.


For Quality Assurance Auditors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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 $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,306

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Quality Assurance Auditors, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Quality Assurance Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+39 percent), Raleigh (+30 percent), Philadelphia (+26 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). Quality Assurance Auditors in Cleveland earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Memphis and Cincinnati (8 percent lower and 5 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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National Average
$46,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Internal Audit
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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