Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salary

IT Quality Assurance Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $98K) surpassing six figures annually. Total incomes of IT Quality Assurance Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $19K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $71K and $137K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for IT Quality Assurance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of IT Quality Assurance Managers (65 percent) survey respondents are male. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority.

$69,806 - $126,507
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$70K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,667
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$25.53 - $73.41
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$26
$42
$73
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,806 - $126,507  
   
Bonus
$967 - $19,267  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,899  
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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$71,235 - $137,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 363
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.53 - $73.41  
   
Overtime
$53.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$967 - $19,267  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,899  
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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$71,235 - $137,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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


Survey results show that IT Quality Assurance Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Test Automation, Software Test, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for IT Quality Assurance Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $76K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $95K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $109K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $113K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,391

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IT Quality Assurance Managers will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. IT Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+15 percent) and Minneapolis (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Columbus and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries



National Average
$101,000



Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries


Test Automation
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$101,000

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Software Test
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
58%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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