Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary

An average Quality Assurance Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K per year. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Quality Assurance Supervisors spread between $35K and $80K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Quality Assurance Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,510 - $79,273
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,846
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90%

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$12.51 - $26.53
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,510 - $79,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,693  
Profit Sharing
$0.94 - $6,904  
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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$35,369 - $79,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 915
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.51 - $26.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$16.95 - $37.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,693  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.94 - $6,904  
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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$35,369 - $79,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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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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There are some Quality Assurance Supervisors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Quality Managers, where earnings are an average $73K annually. The most common career progression for Quality Assurance Supervisors leads to becoming a Quality Assurance Manager, where average pay is $69K annually. However, many Quality Assurance Supervisors also opt to become Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisors. Typically, a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Supervisor brings home $50K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Supervisor


Quality Assurance Supervisors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Quality Improvement / QA, Regulatory Compliance, People Management, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Those listing Training as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Internal Audit and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know 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.


For Quality Assurance Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. 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 $66K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,635

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

Cleveland is home to an above-average pay rate for Quality Assurance Supervisors, 46 percent higher than the national average. Quality Assurance Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+38 percent), Raleigh (+37 percent), Austin (+32 percent), and Dallas (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 27 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (11 percent lower) and Houston (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries


Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 3%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Internal Audit
up arrow 10%

Training
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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