Quality Assurance Auditor Salary (United States)

Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $45,931 per year. Compensation starts at $29,356 and can reach $80,455 per year. Cash earnings—including $7,450 in bonuses and $9,696 profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale—generally stretch from $34,827 to $83,929 depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale 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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Most people 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 do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Beginning workers can expect to earn $39,998 starting out, which grows to $53K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $55K. Quality Assurance Auditors experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $60K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$46,000
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Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Quality Assurance Auditors in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Raleigh, Miami, New York, and Indianapolis also offer top salaries for Quality Assurance Auditors. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 37 percent, 24 percent, 20 percent, and 14 percent more, respectively. Quality Assurance Auditors in Cleveland take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. Employers in Memphis and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-23 percent and -23 percent, respectively).

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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%
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