Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salary

Quality Assurance Managers of Operations in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $77K annually, but may range from $43K to $121K per year. Cash earnings for Quality Assurance Managers of Operations — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $43K to approximately $121K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male Quality Assurance Managers of Operations are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Work is enjoyable for Quality Assurance Managers of Operations, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$44,001 - $115,288
(Median)
$44K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,095
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$11.63 - $41.46
(Median)
$12
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,001 - $115,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,484  
Profit Sharing
$14.68 - $8,170  
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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$43,493 - $121,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $41.46  
   
Overtime
$27.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,484  
   
Commission
$983  
Profit Sharing
$14.68 - $8,170  
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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$43,493 - $121,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

  • Manage quality improvement activities or programs, and define objectives.
  • Coordinate with the operations department to identify and implement quality enhancements.
  • 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.

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Quality Assurance Managers of Operations who move into an Operations Manager role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Operations Managers earn $59K.

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Quality Assurance Managers of Operations only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Quality Improvement / QA, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Operations Management and Quality Improvement / QA as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations

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


Quality Assurance Managers of Operations with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $78K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $87K in this role. Quality Assurance Managers of Operations with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $89K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$79,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 8%

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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