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Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salary

Average pay for an IT Quality Assurance Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $96K per year. Total cash compensation to IT Quality Assurance Managers bottoms out near $70K and approaches $137K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $14K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of IT Quality Assurance Managers are male. Job satisfaction for IT Quality Assurance Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,522 - $125,991
(Median)
$69K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $95,614
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$28.19 - $76.03
(Median)
$28
$52
$76
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,522 - $125,991  
   
Bonus
$685 - $19,915  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $14,000  
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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$69,698 - $137,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$28.19 - $76.03  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$685 - $19,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $14,000  
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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$69,698 - $137,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager, IT

Information technology (IT) quality assurance managers are commonly found in technology companies and other industries that use information technology. Their primary role is to oversee quality control systems in product/service operations and in training; this involves analyzing policies and procedures and adjusting them as needed, as well as enforcing these rules within the company. In many cases, this includes directly supervising workers and carefully inspecting work produced by employees. It is also necessary to carefully analyze and interpret data to prepare reports and feedback for management.

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Quality Assurance Manager, IT Tasks

  • Oversee the design, implemention, execution, and debugging of information technology test cases and scripts.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate daily activities of a department/group/team.
  • Hire, review, and fire non-management employees.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate testing of information technology.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Manager, IT


IT Quality Assurance Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Project Management, Software Test, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, IT

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


For IT Quality Assurance Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $81K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $94K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $108K on average. IT Quality Assurance Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $112K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for IT Quality Assurance Managers that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. IT Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+17 percent) and Minneapolis (+9 percent). IT Quality Assurance Managers in Atlanta report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Cincinnati (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries



National Average
$100,000



Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries

Project Management
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Test Automation
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National Average
$100,000

Software Test
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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