Median pay for Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States is around $58K annually. The range in cash compensation to Quality Assurance Auditors ($30K to $79K) includes potential earnings of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. More than half of Quality Assurance Auditors (63 percent) survey participants are women. The majority of Quality Assurance Auditors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,876 - $87,594
$36K
$58K
$88K
MEDIAN: $58,483
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$12.21 - $24.14
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,876 - $87,594  
   
Bonus
$511 - $7,115  
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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$30,191 - $78,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $24.14  
   
Overtime
$17.92 - $38.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$511 - $7,115  
   
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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$30,191 - $78,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 306

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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 go on to become Quality Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Quality Managers is $73K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Auditor


Quality Assurance Auditors report using a wide range 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 58 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Quality Improvement / QA are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel and Regulatory Compliance. 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.


Quality Assurance Auditors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Quality Assurance Auditors make a median salary of $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,574

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

Miami is home to an above-average pay rate for Quality Assurance Auditors, 47 percent higher than the national average. Quality Assurance Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+44 percent), New York (+43 percent), San Diego (+39 percent), and Chicago (+35 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Workers in Madison and Memphis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

Quality Assurance Auditor Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Auditor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries

Project Management
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Training
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National Average
$47,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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