The average Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager earns approximately $60K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $92K at the top; this can include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,154 - $89,129
$41K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $60,485
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$14.08 - $31.03
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MEDIAN: $18.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,154 - $89,129  
   
Bonus
$292.33 - $12,019  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $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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$39,307 - $91,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,030
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.08 - $31.03  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$292.33 - $12,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $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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$39,307 - $91,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,520

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers, 55 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), Boston (+29 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and Austin (+21 percent). Washington is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Orlando (14 percent lower).

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
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.
067
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 6%


Project Management
up arrow 3%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Auditing
0%

Problem Solving
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
0%

National Average
$60,000


Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Performance Analysis
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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