Quality Assurance Managers of Operations in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $43K to $130K per year, median earnings come to $77K annually. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Quality Assurance Managers of Operations making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,492 - $119,505
$43K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,334
10%
50%
90%

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$13.75 - $30.82
$19
MEDIAN: $19.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,492 - $119,505  
   
Bonus
$1,935 - $19,489  
Profit Sharing
$4,524  
Commission
$983  
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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$43,483 - $129,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.00  
   
Overtime
$28.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,935 - $19,489  
   
Commission
$983  
Profit Sharing
$4,524  
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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$43,483 - $129,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations

Quality assurance managers in the operations department are found in a wide variety of companies, but mostly those involved in manufacturing products. Individuals in this position help ensure that quality standards are met in operational processes. Some typical activities performed by these managers include analyzing data about performance and costs, performing audits of operation protocols and policies, managing third-party suppliers, and coordinating with legal or government regulatory agencies.

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Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Tasks

  • Develop and maintain quality assurance standards to ensure continuous improvement in operations processes.
  • Create common business-specific quality metrics and standards, and track improvement against these metrics.
  • Manage quality improvement activities or programs, and define objectives.
  • Coordinate with the operations department to identify and implement quality enhancements.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations


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Quality Assurance Managers of Operations who take an Operations Manager role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Operations Managers is usually $59K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations

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


For many Quality Assurance Managers of Operations, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $82K. Quality Assurance Managers of Operations with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. Quality Assurance Managers of Operations who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $96K.

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 16%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 9%

National Average
$81,000


Operations Management
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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