Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary (United States)

Pay for Quality Assurance Supervisors in the United States is typically around $51,928 per year. The range in pay spans from $34,281 to $78,985 per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—up to $7,704 for each—overall income ranges bottoms out near $36,657 and hits $77,871 on the high end. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a majority have vision insurance, as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Quality Assurance Supervisors making up 52 percent of workers. For the most part, Quality Assurance Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary (?
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$36,657 - $77,871
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MEDIAN: $53,535
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Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary (?
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$12.41 - $25.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,657 - $77,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,704  
Profit Sharing
$0.94 - $7,891  
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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$34,281 - $78,985  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 594
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $25.37  
   
Overtime
$15.17 - $37.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,704  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.94 - $7,891  
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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$34,281 - $78,985  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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 some Quality Assurance Supervisors move into positions like Quality Manager (where salaries climb a $19,642), this progression is not the norm. A Quality Assurance Manager role is the most common promotion for Quality Assurance Supervisors moving up the ladder, and pay increases by $15,769 annually upon moving into this role. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Quality Assurance Supervisors is a Manufacturing QA Supervisor position, where earnings actually go down by $2,673.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Supervisor

Quality Assurance Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in People Management, GMP Compliance, Regulatory Compliance, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 7 percent, 6 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Quality Assurance Supervisors can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $47K; however, pay rises to approximately $55K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $59K. Though salary increases are not as strong, pay continues to grow slightly for Quality Assurance Supervisors after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $65K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 24 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Cleveland
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Raleigh
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San Diego
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Denver
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$52,000
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Phoenix
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For Quality Assurance Supervisors, working in the bustling city of Cleveland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Raleigh, San Diego, Denver, and Dallas, top-paying markets where Quality Assurance Supervisors rake in more than the national norm (+41 percent, +17 percent, +16 percent, and +15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries

People Management
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GMP Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Auditing
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National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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