Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $55K per year. Cash earnings for Quality Assurance Auditors — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $30K to approximately $79K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Quality Assurance Auditors report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. There are more female Quality Assurance Auditors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,057 - $85,102
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$35K
$55K
$85K
MEDIAN: $54,799
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$11.95 - $25.37
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$12
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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 (?
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
$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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Many Quality Assurance Auditors move into a Quality Assurance Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher 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 proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $53K. Quality Assurance Auditors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. As Quality Assurance Auditors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,306

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

Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Quality Assurance Auditors, 49 percent higher than the national average. Quality Assurance Auditors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+39 percent), Raleigh (+30 percent), Philadelphia (+26 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). Quality Assurance Auditors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Quality Assurance Auditors in Cleveland bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Memphis (8 percent lower) and Cincinnati (5 percent lower).

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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