Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers lies in the neighborhood of $58K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers — including $10K in bonuses and $14K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $37K to $87K depending on individual performance. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers is high. Men working as Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,574 - $85,261
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,844
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$11.80 - $29.58
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,574 - $85,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,031  
Profit Sharing
$9.07 - $13,906  
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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$36,560 - $87,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $29.58  
   
Overtime
$13.06 - $36.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,031  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.07 - $13,906  
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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$36,560 - $87,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,739

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Miami (+8 percent). Salt Lake City is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Workers in Washington and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 8 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 Quality Assurance Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
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Project Management
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Regulatory Compliance
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Total Quality Management (TQM)
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Auditing
0%

Problem Solving
0%

National Average
$56,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Leadership
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Evaluation and Management Auditing
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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 245 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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