Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary

Average Quality Assurance Supervisors in the United States make around $54K per year. Overall cash earnings for Quality Assurance Supervisors stretch from $35K on the lower end to $79K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Quality Assurance Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Assurance Supervisors (50 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,466 - $78,045
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,773
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90%

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$12.53 - $25.53
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$37,466 - $78,045  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,513  
Profit Sharing
$0.87 - $7,946  
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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$34,780 - $78,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 808
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$16.82 - $37.60  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,513  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.87 - $7,946  
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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$34,780 - $78,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Quality Assurance Supervisors sometimes become Quality Managers, where the average income is $72K per year. With an annual salary of $68K, Quality Assurance Manager is the most common role for Quality Assurance Supervisors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisor role — which usually pays $50K — is also typical for Quality Assurance Supervisors, though less common by comparison.

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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 Quality Improvement / QA, Regulatory Compliance, People Management, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $48K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. Quality Assurance Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $64K, 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

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 7%


Auditing
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

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