An average Quality Assurance Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K annually. Total cash compensation to Quality Assurance Supervisors bottoms out near $36K and approaches $80K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Quality Assurance Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,045 - $79,766
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $54,316
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$13.88 - $28.22
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MEDIAN: $18.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,045 - $79,766  
   
Bonus
$195.18 - $7,059  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $5,500  
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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$36,413 - $80,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $28.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$19.36 - $38.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$195.18 - $7,059  
   
Profit Sharing
$900 - $5,500  
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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$36,413 - $80,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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

  • Execute quality inspection schedules on a daily, weekly and structural basis.
  • Ensure adherence to inspection requirements and customer specifications.
  • Supervise and monitor inspection activities, staff and give technical direction when needed.
  • Audit and evaluate inspection results.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Supervisor


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Quality Assurance Supervisors who advance into the role of a Quality Manager are fairly uncommon. Quality Managers on average earn $73K per year. 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 $69K 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 $50K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Supervisor


Survey results imply that Quality Assurance Supervisors deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Internal Audit, Quality Improvement / QA, Microsoft Word, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. Training and Safety Compliance, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Supervisor

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


Quality Assurance Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $57K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Quality Assurance Supervisors bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,435

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

For Quality Assurance Supervisors, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 53 percent greater than the national average. Quality Assurance Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Raleigh (+35 percent), Austin (+30 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), and Fort Worth (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 28 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers in Portland and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Supervisor

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries

Internal Audit
up arrow 13%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 3%





Data Analysis
0%

GMP Compliance
0%

National Average
$53,000



Safety Compliance
up arrow 15%

Training
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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