Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager earns approximately $56K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $36K and $84K. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,092 - $82,643
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,378
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$11.72 - $30.52
(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
$39,092 - $82,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,767  
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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$36,032 - $84,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $30.52  
   
Overtime
$13.13 - $35.25  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,767  
   
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).
)
$36,032 - $84,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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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, 19 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Cincinnati (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), and Miami (+10 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers in Salt Lake City and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, 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%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 7%

Project Management
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Auditing
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Total Quality Management (TQM)
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National Average
$55,000

Leadership
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Evaluation and Management Auditing
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Problem Solving
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Safety Compliance
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Performance Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%
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