Quality Assurance Auditor Salary (United States)

Yearly pay for Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States typically comes in around $45,931 annually. Compensation ranges from $29,356 on the low end to $80,455 per year on the high end. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Quality Assurance Auditors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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 (?
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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 (?
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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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Quality Assurance Auditors who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Quality Assurance Manager may make an additional $22K per year than lower-end positions.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Auditor

Survey results show that Quality Assurance Auditors use a fair number of skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. 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.
Quality Assurance Auditors with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. At career start, salaries are typically $39,998, which grows to $53K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $55K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Quality Assurance Auditors typically earn $60K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter 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 11 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Quality Assurance Auditors, 43 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Raleigh, Miami, New York, and Indianapolis, where Quality Assurance Auditors typically earn around 37 percent, 24 percent, 20 percent, and 14 percent more than usual. Compared to the national average, Cleveland Quality Assurance Auditors have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Memphis and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-23 percent and -23 percent).

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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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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%