Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary

Quality Assurance Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $54K annually. Total cash earnings of Quality Assurance Supervisors range from $35K on the low end to $80K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $7K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Job satisfaction for Quality Assurance Supervisors is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,510 - $79,273
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,846
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50%
90%

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$12.51 - $26.53
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,510 - $79,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,693  
Profit Sharing
$0.94 - $6,904  
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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$35,369 - $79,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 915
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $26.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$16.95 - $37.54  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,693  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.94 - $6,904  
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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$35,369 - $79,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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Job Description for Quality Assurance Supervisor

Quality assurance supervisors are responsible for finding potential quality issues in production and implementing solutions to mitigate problems.

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Quality Assurance Supervisor 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


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Quality Assurance Supervisors sometimes assume positions such as Quality Managers. That role pays $73K per year on average. A Quality Assurance Manager role is the most common promotion for Quality Assurance Supervisors moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $69K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Quality Assurance Supervisors is a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisor position, where earnings are usually $50K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Supervisor


Quality Assurance Supervisors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Quality Improvement / QA, Regulatory Compliance, People Management, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Internal Audit and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Quality Assurance Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,635

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

Home to some of the best pay for Quality Assurance Supervisors, Cleveland offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Quality Assurance Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+38 percent), Raleigh (+37 percent), Austin (+32 percent), and Dallas (+21 percent). Quality Assurance Supervisors in Miami make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Portland and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries


Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Internal Audit
up arrow 10%

Training
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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