Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salary

The majority of Quality Assurance Managers of Operations in the United States — approximately three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $44K to $116K per year, and the median is $76K annually. Final cash compensation to Quality Assurance Managers of Operations varies from around $44K to approximately $116K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $8K, respectively. Men make up the majority of Quality Assurance Managers of Operations (62 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,204 - $110,891
(Median)
$45K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,851
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90%

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$11.84 - $40.55
(Median)
$12
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,204 - $110,891  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,454  
Profit Sharing
$7.50 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$44,228 - $115,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$17.22 - $34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,454  
   
Profit Sharing
$7.50 - $7,500  
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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$44,228 - $115,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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 report a focused set of job 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. Those listing Operations Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $76K. Quality Assurance Managers of Operations bring in $86K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $89K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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