The average Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager can expect to rake in roughly $60K per year. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers spread between $38K and $92K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,810 - $88,679
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$89K
MEDIAN: $60,311
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$12.69 - $29.52
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$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,810 - $88,679  
   
Bonus
$148.48 - $11,929  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,795  
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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$38,307 - $91,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 980
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$19.73 - $44.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$148.48 - $11,929  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $14,795  
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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$38,307 - $91,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,006

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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 (+34 percent), Boston (+22 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Chicago (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Washington and 13 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 Quality Assurance Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
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Project Management
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Operations Management
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Leadership
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$59,000

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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