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Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary (United States)

Quality Assurance Supervisors in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $54K per year. Overall incomes of Quality Assurance Supervisors generally bottom out at around $34K and peak near $79K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $8K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Male Quality Assurance Supervisors are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 52 percent of the field. For the most part, Quality Assurance Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary (?
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$36,657 - $77,871
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54K
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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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MEDIAN: $18.00
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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  
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  
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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Quality Assurance Supervisors do not often transition into Quality Manager roles. The role tends to pay $72K per year. The most common career progression for Quality Assurance Supervisors leads to becoming a Quality Assurance Manager, where average pay is $68K annually. However, many Quality Assurance Supervisors also opt to become Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisors. Typically, a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisor brings home $49K.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. 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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Quality Assurance Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $54K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. 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 $65K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, more than half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one in ten.

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
Chicago
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Phoenix
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For Quality Assurance Supervisors, busy Cleveland offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Raleigh, San Diego, Denver, and Dallas are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Quality Assurance Supervisors earning around 41 percent, 17 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent more than average. Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 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
up arrow 7%
GMP Compliance
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Regulatory Compliance
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%
Auditing
0%
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%