Quality Assurance Managers of Operations in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and about three in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $76K annually, but may range from $44K to $130K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Quality Assurance Managers of Operations like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$43,116 - $119,447
MEDIAN: $75,926

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$43,116 - $119,447  
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$43,891 - $129,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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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.


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.

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Compensation may take a strong hit for Quality Assurance Managers of Operations who move to positions like Operations Manager. Operations Managers usually make $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.

Quality Assurance Managers of Operations with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $57K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $82K. On average, Quality Assurance Managers of Operations make $88K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $97K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control

National Average

Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


41 %
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%