Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary (United States)

The average Manufacturing QA Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $51,909 per year. Compensation generally starts at $35,099 and does not exceed $76,074 per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Manufacturing QA Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$39,700 - $74,575
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MEDIAN: $54,172
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Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$13.46 - $24.62
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,700 - $74,575  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,098  
Profit Sharing
$392.68 - $3,063  
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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$35,099 - $76,074  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.46 - $24.62  
   
Overtime
$19.56 - $38.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,098  
   
Profit Sharing
$392.68 - $3,063  
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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$35,099 - $76,074  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Job Description for Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing

The manufacturing quality assurance supervisor is in charge of ensuring that the products produced at their manufacturing facility are safe, consistent, of high quality and in the correct quantity. The supervisor makes sure this happens by testing and sampling products in a timely, accurate manner, which helps make sure that all products conform to standards, are labeled properly and are properly functioning. This position requires excellent knowledge of the product, as well as strong communication skills to make sure that all employees are fully aware of required procedures and operations.
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Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing Tasks
  • Supervise and monitor inspection activities, staff and give technical direction when needed.
  • Audit and evaluate inspection results.
  • Execute quality inspection schedules on a daily, weekly and structural basis.
  • Ensure adherence to inspection requirements and customer specifications.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing

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There are some Manufacturing QA Supervisors—though it's uncommon—that transition into QA Operations Managers, where earnings can rise by $23K annually. Manufacturing QA Supervisors can earn $15,788 or $6,052 more per year when they move into roles as Quality Assurance Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing

Survey results imply that Manufacturing QA Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Those who have experience with Quality Assurance / Quality Control can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 6 percent more than the national average, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Manufacturing QA Supervisors, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Though starting salaries approximate $47K, they climb to $53K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $56K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Manufacturing QA Supervisors encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $58K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries

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$52,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Supervisor, Manufacturing Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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