Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salary

On average, IT Quality Assurance Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($100K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of IT Quality Assurance Managers (68 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$67,668 - $124,613
$68K
$100K
$120K
MEDIAN: $100,458
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$67,668 - $124,613  
   
Bonus
$1,039 - $17,452  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$69,464 - $131,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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

  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate testing of information technology.
  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Manager, IT


Typical IT Quality Assurance Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Test Automation, and Software Test are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Software Test. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to know Project Management and Test Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, IT

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


IT Quality Assurance Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $68K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $100K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $107K. IT Quality Assurance Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $119K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $104,289

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

For IT Quality Assurance Managers, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. IT Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+12 percent) and Minneapolis (+5 percent). Columbus is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Cincinnati (12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Manager, IT

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$104,000

▼4%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries




National Average
$104,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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