Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary

The majority of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers in the United States — one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $35K to $99K per year, and the median is $67K annually. Total cash compensation for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers runs from $35K to $99K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Quality Control Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Manufacturing Quality Control Managers survey respondents are men (72 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$43,255 - $101,964
$43K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,229
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$11.28 - $24.79
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$25
MEDIAN: $17.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,255 - $101,964  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,248  
Total Pay (?
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$34,572 - $99,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 188
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $24.79  
   
Overtime
$18.80 - $36.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $12,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,248  
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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$34,572 - $99,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing

Manufacturing quality control managers are responsible for all aspects of quality assurance in a manufacturing plant. This primarily involves establishing an effective and efficient quality control process. They choose how, where, and how often manufacturing products are tested during the manufacturing process. They must balance between too many tests, which slows manufacturing, and too few tests, which leads to lower quality products. In addition to managing all aspects of product testing, quality control managers are also the primary contact point for regulatory agencies, clients, and management on plant safety and quality issues. They work with independent inspectors as the technical liaison for their plant. Manufacturing quality control managers must maintain current knowledge of standard industry practices and developments in testing measures and specifications.

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Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Tasks

  • Recommend manufacturing or technology aids to increase speed and efficiency.
  • Oversee product testing to ensure procedure accuracy.
  • Assess and resolve production process issues.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance programs to meet production standards and customer requirements.
  • Manage the selection, workflow, training and development of staff.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


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Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who transition into a Quality Assurance Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $110K per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Quality Control Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 39 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know Quality Improvement / QA also know Microsoft Office. Most people who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $46K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $63K. Manufacturing Quality Control Managers see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $72K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing?

Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing in Caldwell:
`"$Working with and teaching people."`
Pros: Being able to guide and mentor employees. Being able to pass my knowledge of welding on to better the employee which will help my company.
Cons: The hours and personality conflicts make it tough.

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Key Stats for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

▲22%

▲20%

▲4%

National Average
$60,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
▲39%


National Average
$60,000






Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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