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Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States take home approximately $53K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Quality Assurance Auditors approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $80K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women make up the majority of Quality Assurance Auditors (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,779 - $84,924
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$85K
MEDIAN: $53,355
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$11.78 - $25.98
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,779 - $84,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,385  
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $5,182  
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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$29,436 - $79,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 560
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
$11.78 - $25.98  
   
Overtime
$16.46 - $36.18  
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 - $6,385  
   
Profit Sharing
$242.40 - $5,182  
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).
)
$29,436 - $79,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 389

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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 often transition into Quality Assurance Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Quality Assurance Managers earn $68K per year.

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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 between 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, 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.


Quality Assurance Auditors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. For Quality Assurance Auditors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $60K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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 Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 171 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
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%