Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salary

Compensation for IT Quality Assurance Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($96K). Total incomes of IT Quality Assurance Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $14K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $69K and $138K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male IT Quality Assurance Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$68,372 - $125,939
(Median)
$68K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,785
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$28.60 - $75.50
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$29
$51
$76
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,372 - $125,939  
   
Bonus
$705 - $19,988  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $14,000  
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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$69,488 - $137,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$28.60 - $75.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$705 - $19,988  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $14,000  
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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$69,488 - $137,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager, IT

Information technology (IT) quality assurance managers are commonly found in technology companies and other industries that use information technology. Their primary role is to oversee quality control systems in product/service operations and in training; this involves analyzing policies and procedures and adjusting them as needed, as well as enforcing these rules within the company. In many cases, this includes directly supervising workers and carefully inspecting work produced by employees. It is also necessary to carefully analyze and interpret data to prepare reports and feedback for management.

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Quality Assurance Manager, IT Tasks

  • Oversee the design, implemention, execution, and debugging of information technology test cases and scripts.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate testing of information technology.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Manager, IT


IT Quality Assurance Managers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Project Management, Software Test, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, IT

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $80K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $94K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $108K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $113K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, IT Quality Assurance Managers in Denver receive some of the highest pay in the country. IT Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+16 percent) and Minneapolis (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with IT Quality Assurance Managers in Atlanta earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Cincinnati (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries



National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries

Test Automation
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Project Management
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National Average
$101,000

Software Test
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%