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Quality Assurance Manager Salary (United States)

A Quality Assurance Manager earns an average salary of $70,149 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Lean Manufacturing and Project Management.
Quality Assurance Manager Salary (?
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$44,279 - $105,786
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MEDIAN: $70,149
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Quality Assurance Manager Salary (?
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$12.43 - $37.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,279 - $105,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,671  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $9,949  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,792  
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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$42,139 - $111,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $37.39  
   
Overtime
$13.79 - $47.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,671  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,792  
Profit Sharing
$394.53 - $9,949  
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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$42,139 - $111,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager

Quality assurance managers are responsible for ensuring a product's quality is up to standard and safe for consumers. They are involved in every phase from development to production to packaging. Standards are set by federal and state law, as well as by their companies. When products lack the desired quality, the quality assurance manager must make the decisions necessary to increase the quality of the product. This may even include halting production until the issue is resolved.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager

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Pay Difference By Location

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$70,000
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Quality Assurance Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Quality Assurance Manager?
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
$70,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
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Regulatory Compliance
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Problem Solving
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Operations Management
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National Average
$70,000
Auditing
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Evaluation and Management Auditing
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 869 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

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: 61% employee benefits None: 11%