Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager can expect to rake in roughly $57K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $85K. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,032 - $82,801
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,519
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$11.80 - $30.56
(Median)
$12
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,032 - $82,801  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,774  
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $7,973  
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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$35,946 - $84,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$13.06 - $34.84  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,774  
   
Profit Sharing
$385.41 - $7,973  
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).
)
$35,946 - $84,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers, 18 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+14 percent), Cincinnati (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Miami (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Salt Lake City and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Quality Assurance Manager Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%

Auditing
0%

Total Quality Management (TQM)
0%

National Average
$55,000

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
up arrow 3%

Problem Solving
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Performance Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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