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Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salary

Just below two-thirds of Quality Assurance Managers of Operations in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $44K to $114K per year, but median earnings come to around $74K annually. Total cash earnings of Quality Assurance Managers of Operations range from $44K on the low end to $114K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $13K and $5K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Quality Assurance Managers of Operations, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Quality Assurance Managers of Operations than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,048 - $109,915
(Median)
$45K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,476
10%
50%
90%

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$11.63 - $41.22
(Median)
$12
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,048 - $109,915  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $4,894  
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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$44,207 - $114,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$16.79 - $34.79  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $4,894  
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).
)
$44,207 - $114,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations

Quality assurance managers in the operations department are found in a wide variety of companies, but mostly those involved in manufacturing products. Individuals in this position help ensure that quality standards are met in operational processes. Some typical activities performed by these managers include analyzing data about performance and costs, performing audits of operation protocols and policies, managing third-party suppliers, and coordinating with legal or government regulatory agencies.

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Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Tasks

  • Manage quality improvement activities or programs, and define objectives.
  • Coordinate with the operations department to identify and implement quality enhancements.
  • Develop and maintain quality assurance standards to ensure continuous improvement in operations processes.
  • Create common business-specific quality metrics and standards, and track improvement against these metrics.

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Quality Assurance Managers of Operations usually report a few specific skills. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Operations Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations

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


For many Quality Assurance Managers of Operations, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $74K. For Quality Assurance Managers of Operations, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $83K. Quality Assurance Managers of Operations with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $87K.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$77,000

Operations Management
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%