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Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary

For Quality Assurance Supervisors, annual average wages total $54K per year. Total cash compensation for Quality Assurance Supervisors runs from $34K to $79K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Quality Assurance Supervisors is high. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Assurance Supervisors (51 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,021 - $78,127
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,624
10%
50%
90%

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$12.39 - $25.40
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,021 - $78,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,726  
Profit Sharing
$0.80 - $7,000  
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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$34,452 - $78,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 745
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
$12.39 - $25.40  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $37.52  
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 - $7,726  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.80 - $7,000  
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).
)
$34,452 - $78,632  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188

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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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It's not very common for Quality Assurance Supervisors to move on to become Quality Managers. Average pay for a Quality Manager is $72K annually. As Quality Assurance Supervisors progress in their field, many go on to become Quality Assurance Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $68K per year. Another common career choice for Quality Assurance Supervisors is to move into a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisor role. Typically, Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisors get paid $49K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Supervisor


Survey results show that Quality Assurance Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Regulatory Compliance, GMP Compliance, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $55K. Quality Assurance Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $65K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries


People Management
up arrow 5%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 3%

Auditing
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%