Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary
An average Manufacturing Quality Control Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $67K annually. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers — including $12K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $98K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.Read More...
Manufacturing quality control managers work primarily in a manufacturing environment during regular business hours. They are in direct contact with manufacturing line equipment, and they also work in laboratories during the testing process and office environments when meeting with clients and outside agencies. They generally manage a team or department of technicians and quality assurance personnel.
Quality control managers are required to hold a bachelor’s degree in a field related to their specific manufacturing plant’s niche. For example, food preparation or pharmaceutical quality control managers may be required to hold a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or microbiology. Extensive experience in quality control is necessary to reach the managerial level, usually three or more years and sometimes at least 10 years in larger plants.
Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Tasks
- Develop and implement quality assurance programs to meet production standards and customer requirements.
- Manage the selection, workflow, training and development of staff.
- Assess and resolve production process issues.
- Recommend manufacturing or technology aids to increase speed and efficiency.
- Oversee product testing to ensure procedure accuracy.
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Survey results suggest that Manufacturing Quality Control Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 38 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to know Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Quality Improvement / QA are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. For some reason, Manufacturing Quality Control Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $72K.
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