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Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

Average Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States make around $52K annually. In the world of Quality Assurance Auditors, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $80K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Women Quality Assurance Auditors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Quality Assurance Auditors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,593 - $83,288
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$83K
MEDIAN: $52,047
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$11.78 - $25.83
(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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,593 - $83,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,191  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $9,787  
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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$29,336 - $79,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $25.83  
   
Overtime
$16.02 - $35.54  
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 - $6,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $9,787  
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).
)
$29,336 - $79,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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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.

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Quality Assurance Auditors' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Quality Assurance Manager. Quality Assurance Managers get paid an average $68K 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, Auditing, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Quality Assurance / Quality Control indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Quality Assurance Auditors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $52K. For Quality Assurance Auditors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Quality Assurance Auditors, Raleigh offers exceptional salaries, 52 percent above the national average. Quality Assurance Auditors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Minneapolis (+22 percent), Salt Lake City (+21 percent), and Dallas (+17 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cleveland Quality Assurance Auditors earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Memphis and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (22 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries




National Average
$45,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%