Quality Assurance Supervisor Salary

Pay for Quality Assurance Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Quality Assurance Supervisors approaches anywhere from $37K on the lower end to $80K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,037 - $79,590
$40K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,396
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50%
90%

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$13.86 - $28.38
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.73
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90%

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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
$40,037 - $79,590  
   
Bonus
$96.96 - $7,230  
Profit Sharing
$961 - $5,617  
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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$36,650 - $80,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 491
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.86 - $28.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20  
Overtime
$19.47 - $38.47  
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
$96.96 - $7,230  
   
Profit Sharing
$961 - $5,617  
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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$36,650 - $80,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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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It's not very common for Quality Assurance Supervisors to move on to become Quality Managers. Average pay for a Quality Manager is $73K annually. The most common career progression for Quality Assurance Supervisors leads to becoming a Quality Assurance Manager, where average pay is $70K 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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Quality Improvement / QA, Microsoft Word, Internal Audit, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Training and Safety Compliance as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. 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.


For Quality Assurance Supervisors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $57K. On average, Quality Assurance Supervisors make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,697

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

For Quality Assurance Supervisors, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Quality Assurance Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Raleigh (+34 percent), Austin (+29 percent), Memphis (+20 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Quality Assurance Supervisors earning much less — 29 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (12 percent lower) and Houston (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Supervisor

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries

▲19%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Supervisor Salaries


Microsoft Word
▲7%

Internal Audit
▲3%


▲2%

Project Management
▲2%


People Management
▼0%

Data Analysis
▼0%

GMP Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$54,000



Safety Compliance
▼15%

Training
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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