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.

$42,627 - $100,573
$43K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,611
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$11.63 - $25.91
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,627 - $100,573  
   
Bonus
$145.44 - $12,438  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,200  
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$34,880 - $97,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $25.91  
   
Overtime
$15.38 - $35.51  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$145.44 - $12,438  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,200  
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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$34,880 - $97,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


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As Manufacturing Quality Control Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Quality Assurance Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Quality Assurance Directors earn $109K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


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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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
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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