Quality Assurance Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with around half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $75K annually on average but can range from $44K to $118K per year. Total cash compensation to Quality Assurance Managers bottoms out near $44K and approaches $118K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $14K from profit sharing. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Assurance Managers (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$46,424 - $113,593
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MEDIAN: $74,638
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$14.65 - $38.40
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,424 - $113,593  
   
Bonus
$496.25 - $14,971  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,757  
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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$43,941 - $118,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,103
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Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $38.40  
   
Overtime
$16.31 - $50.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$496.25 - $14,971  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,757  
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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$43,941 - $118,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 307
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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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There are some Quality Assurance Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into VPs of Quality, where earnings are an average $153K annually. More often, however, Quality Assurance Managers go on to become Quality Assurance Directors or Quality Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Assurance Manager


Quality Assurance Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where the average salary comes to $109K.

Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Manager


Quality Assurance Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Total Quality Management, Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Safety Compliance, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Leadership and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager

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


For many Quality Assurance Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $73K. For Quality Assurance Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $87K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,102

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Quality Assurance Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 53 percent above the national average. Quality Assurance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+47 percent), San Diego (+29 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Atlanta (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami.

Quality Assurance Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Quality Assurance Manager?

Quality Assurance Manager in Guatemala City:
"A day as a Quality Assurance Manager..."
Pros: Your day always starts with a review of the production areas. Then you get surprised with a different problem or adventure every day!
Cons: You don't get paid a lot and you rarelt get the opportunity to grow to other areas in the company.

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
$74,000



Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager Salaries




Leadership
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 481 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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