An average Manufacturing Quality Control Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K annually. In the world of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $96K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,402 - $98,840
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$43K
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MEDIAN: $64,995
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$11.19 - $24.86
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,402 - $98,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,858  
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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$34,647 - $96,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $24.86  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $33.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,858  
   
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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$34,647 - $96,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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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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 put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 41 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people experienced in Quality Assurance / Quality Control also 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $71K.

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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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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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