Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salary

Quality Assurance Managers of Operations in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to three-fifths of Quality Assurance Managers of Operations. Salaries average out to around $76K per year and spread from $44K to $117K per year. In the world of Quality Assurance Managers of Operations, total cash compensation can vary between $44K and $117K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $8K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Quality Assurance Managers of Operations (63 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Quality Assurance Managers of Operations report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,806 - $111,464

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$11.84 - $40.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,806 - $111,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,240  
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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$43,857 - $116,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$17.22 - $34.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,240  
   
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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$43,857 - $116,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Typical 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. Operations Management and Quality Improvement / QA, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $54K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $75K. On average, Quality Assurance Managers of Operations make $85K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $89K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

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 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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