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Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary (United States)

The average Quality Assurance Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $8K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $34K and hits $79K on the high end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Quality Assurance Supervisors making up 53 percent of survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary (?
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$36,791 - $78,407
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MEDIAN: $53,800
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Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary (?
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$12.34 - $25.45
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,791 - $78,407  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,740  
Profit Sharing
$200.40 - $7,500  
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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$34,408 - $79,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 657
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$15.59 - $37.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,740  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.40 - $7,500  
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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$34,408 - $79,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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. Going from Quality Assurance Supervisor to Quality Assurance Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $68K. Many others choose to work as Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisors, where pay is typically $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 GMP Compliance, People Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $47K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $54K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $65K.

Pay Difference By Location

Cleveland
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Raleigh
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San Diego
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Dallas
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Denver
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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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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Quality Assurance Supervisors, Cleveland provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Quality Assurance Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Raleigh (+39 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), and Denver (+15 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries

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

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%