Quality Assurance Manager, IT Salary

IT Quality Assurance Managers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($97K) annually in the United States. Overall cash earnings for IT Quality Assurance Managers stretch from $70K on the lower end to $137K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $14K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of IT Quality Assurance Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of IT Quality Assurance Managers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$68,919 - $126,478

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$68,919 - $126,478  
$700 - $19,835  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $14,094  
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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).
$70,271 - $137,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 356
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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

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by IT Quality Assurance Managers who took the survey. 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 pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. 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.

For many IT Quality Assurance Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $81K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $95K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $109K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $114K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for IT Quality Assurance Managers that is 19 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 (+16 percent) and New York (+11 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (14 percent lower) and Chicago (8 percent lower).

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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 63 votes.


36 %
64 %

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%