Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salary

Wages for IT Quality Assurance Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. Total incomes of IT Quality Assurance Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $14K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $70K and $137K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for IT Quality Assurance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Male IT Quality Assurance Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$68,992 - $126,305
MEDIAN: $96,666

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National Salary 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.
$68,992 - $126,305  
$715 - $19,868  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $14,094  
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).
$70,078 - $137,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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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.


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 indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Test Automation, Software Test, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Project Management and Test Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, IT

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for IT Quality Assurance Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $80K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $95K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $109K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $115K.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, IT Quality Assurance Managers in Denver enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. IT Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+16 percent) and Minneapolis (+8 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Chicago and Cincinnati are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries

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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries

Project Management
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Test Automation
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National Average

Software Test
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.


35 %
65 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 5%