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Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager Salary

An average Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager can expect to take home roughly $56K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $83K. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers making up 54 percent of survey respondents. Most Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$39,004 - $82,199
(Median)
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56K
69K
82K
MEDIAN: $56,388
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$11.77 - $30.13
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,004 - $82,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,102  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $4,932  
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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$35,392 - $83,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,066
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $30.13  
   
Overtime
$13.10 - $38.31  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,102  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $4,932  
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).
)
$35,392 - $83,272  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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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, 17 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+15 percent), Cincinnati (+13 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Miami (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver.

Quality Assurance Manager Advice

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Quality Assurance Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 8%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 8%

Total Quality Management (TQM)
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Problem Solving
up arrow 1%

Project Management
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Auditing
0%

National Average
$54,000

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
up arrow 8%

Performance Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 270 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%