Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager Salary

Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers take home an average $56K per year. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers runs from $36K to $85K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$38,980 - $83,036

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$11.74 - $30.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,980 - $83,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,833  
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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$35,862 - $84,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $30.02  
   
Overtime
$13.06 - $35.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,833  
   
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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$35,862 - $84,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Miami (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Salt Lake City and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 9%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Auditing
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Total Quality Management (TQM)
0%

National Average
$55,000

Leadership
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Problem Solving
up arrow 3%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
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Safety Compliance
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
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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 232 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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