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Quality Assurance Manager Salary

Quality Assurance Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $71K per year on average but can range from $42K to $112K per year. Total cash compensation for Quality Assurance Managers runs from $42K to $112K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $13K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. While career duration and the particular employer impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Quality Assurance Managers is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,608 - $106,669
(Median)
$45K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,272
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$12.82 - $38.46
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$13
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$38
MEDIAN: $20
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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
$44,608 - $106,669  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,046  
Profit Sharing
$196.27 - $9,966  
Commission
$-0.49 - $11,665  
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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$42,317 - $111,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,918
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $38.46  
   
Overtime
$15.06 - $47.70  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,046  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $11,665  
Profit Sharing
$196.27 - $9,966  
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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$42,317 - $111,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 388

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Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager

Quality assurance managers are responsible for ensuring that products or services meet established standards. As these products and services vary greatly from industry to industry, so do the specifications of particular quality standards. Generally, quality assurance managers are concerned with maintaining minimum requirements for accessibility, reliability, and performance.

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Quality Assurance Manager Tasks

  • Develop and maintain quality assurance standards and processes.
  • Manage quality improvement activities.
  • Create common business specific quality measurements and track improvement against these metrics.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Manager


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Quality Assurance Managers sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Quality. That role pays $149K per year on average. A more likely transition for Quality Assurance Managers is Quality Assurance Director or Quality Manager.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Manager


Quality Assurance Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, Total Quality Management, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Safety Compliance, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are similarly competent in Leadership and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $82K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location


For Quality Assurance Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+34 percent), New York (+32 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), and Austin (+9 percent). In Dallas, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Salt Lake City and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent less).

Quality Assurance Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Quality Assurance Manager?

Quality Assurance Manager in Lancaster:
"A different challenge every day."
Pros: Gathering and analyzing data in the search of a solution to a problem. Research may be in the form of interviewing, digging into archives of building queries in the companies databases.
Cons: Completing surveys and forms for customers that are often repedative from one year to the next.

Quality Assurance Manager in Madison:
"QA manager."
Pros: I like trying to improve processes.
Cons: Hearing "we've been doing it this way for 20 years, why change now?"

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager Salaries



National Average
$71,000



Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager Salaries



Leadership
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Total Quality Management (TQM)
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$71,000

Problem Solving
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Auditing
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Evaluation and Management Auditing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 761 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 11%
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