Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

Median pay for Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K per year. In the world of Quality Assurance Auditors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $83K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. The majority of Quality Assurance Auditors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Quality Assurance Auditors (63 percent) who took the survey are female. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,191 - $95,008
$37K
$59K
$95K
MEDIAN: $59,388
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$12.42 - $24.65
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MEDIAN: $17.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,191 - $95,008  
   
Bonus
$509 - $7,830  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
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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$30,784 - $82,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $24.65  
   
Overtime
$17.82 - $38.88  
National Annualized 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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$509 - $7,830  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,904  
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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$30,784 - $82,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 291

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Auditor


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Quality Assurance Auditors who transition into a Quality Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $73K per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Auditor


Survey results suggest that Quality Assurance Auditors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Internal Audit, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people experienced in Quality Improvement / QA also know Microsoft Excel and Regulatory Compliance. Most people familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Regulatory Compliance and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Auditor

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 318 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 188 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 165 salaries. A Quality Assurance Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 81 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,754

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

For Quality Assurance Auditors, working in the bustling city of Miami has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Quality Assurance Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+40 percent), New York (+37 percent), Atlanta (+36 percent), and San Diego (+35 percent). Quality Assurance Auditors in Columbus make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Madison and Memphis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Quality Assurance Auditor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Assurance Auditor?

Quality Assurance Auditor in Kannapolis:
"Self starter."
Pros: Variety of products.
Cons: Stress.

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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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Auditor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries

▲39%

▲23%

▲4%

National Average
$48,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries

Project Management
▲54%



Training
▲3%


▲1%

Microsoft Office
▲1%

National Average
$48,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%
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