Wages for IT Quality Assurance Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($99K) per year. Cash earnings for IT Quality Assurance Managers — which occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $70K to approximately $133K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male IT Quality Assurance Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$67,966 - $124,818
$68K
$99K
$120K
MEDIAN: $99,370
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$38.47 - $62.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,966 - $124,818  
   
Bonus
$1,009 - $17,344  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,866  
Total Pay (?
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$69,990 - $132,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$44.00  
   
Overtime
$53.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,009 - $17,344  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$69,990 - $132,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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


Survey takers who work as IT Quality Assurance Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Test Automation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Software Test are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Test. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $71K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $99K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $107K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $118K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,278

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With a pay rate for IT Quality Assurance Managers that is 17 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. IT Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+13 percent) and Minneapolis (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Dallas and 9 percent less in Cincinnati, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Manager, IT

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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