Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager Salary

Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers take home approximately $61K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers can bottom out near $39K or peak near $92K depending on individual performance. Male Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,371 - $89,739
$41K
$61K
$90K
MEDIAN: $60,619
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$13.70 - $32.15
$14
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,371 - $89,739  
   
Bonus
$492.07 - $12,083  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,768  
Total Pay (?
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$39,417 - $92,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 986
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $32.15  
   
Overtime
$16.64 - $48.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$492.07 - $12,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,768  
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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$39,417 - $92,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,721

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

For Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+32 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), and Austin (+20 percent). Washington is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Workers in San Diego and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

Quality Assurance Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Quality Assurance Manager in Dallas:
"Automotive quality."
The automotive business is stressful and the quality portion is even more stressful.

Quality Assurance Manager in Hatfield:
"Not everyone is treated the same."
To allow you to more properly execute your responsibilities, make sure the company adequately staffs your group and make sure it fully supports your group's role.

Key Stats for Quality Assurance Manager

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 179 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager Salaries

Total Quality Management (TQM)
▲19%


▲4%

Project Management
▲3%

Regulatory Compliance
▲2%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
▲2%

Problem Solving
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Data Analysis
▼1%


▼2%

Performance Analysis
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Safety Compliance
▼5%

Microsoft Word
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 14%
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