Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States take home approximately $53K annually on average. Total incomes of Quality Assurance Auditors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $78K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,755 - $83,814
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,492
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90%

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$11.86 - $25.25
(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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,755 - $83,814  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,200  
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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$29,564 - $78,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 571
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$16.66 - $36.11  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,200  
   
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).
)
$29,564 - $78,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 416
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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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Quality Assurance Auditors who move on to become Quality Assurance Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Quality Assurance Managers get paid an average of $68K per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Auditor


Quality Assurance Auditors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. 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.


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 $52K. Quality Assurance Auditors bring in $55K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Quality Assurance Auditor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+34 percent), Minneapolis (+32 percent), Dallas (+22 percent), and Salt Lake City (+20 percent). Compared to the national average, Cleveland Quality Assurance Auditors have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. 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
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
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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