Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salary

IT Quality Assurance Managers receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $98K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of IT Quality Assurance Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $71K and $137K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of IT Quality Assurance Managers (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Most IT Quality Assurance Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$69,806 - $126,507
(Median)
$70K
$98K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,667
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$25.53 - $73.41
(Median)
$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


IT Quality Assurance Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Test Automation, Software Test, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed in 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.


IT Quality Assurance Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $76K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $95K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $109K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $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). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (14 percent lower) and Dallas (11 percent lower).

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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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