IT Quality Assurance Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($99K) annually in the United States. Total cash earnings of IT Quality Assurance Managers range from $71K on the low end to $133K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $20K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most IT Quality Assurance Managers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most IT Quality Assurance Managers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,909 - $125,304
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,909 - $125,304  
   
Bonus
$1,002 - $17,617  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,866  
Total Pay (?
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$70,991 - $133,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$44.00  
   
Overtime
$53.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,002 - $17,617  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$70,991 - $133,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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 takers who work as IT Quality Assurance Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Test Automation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Software Test are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Software Test. Those educated in Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be well versed in 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.


IT Quality Assurance Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $98K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $106K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $118K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $102,628

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For IT Quality Assurance Managers, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. IT Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+6 percent), New York (+4 percent), and Atlanta (+1 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Cincinnati (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries



National Average
$103,000



Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
60%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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