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Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Quality Control Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with a little over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K per year on average but can range from $34K to $95K per year. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $95K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,655 - $92,790
(Median)
$39K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,613
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$11.97 - $25.82
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,655 - $92,790  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $7,096  
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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$33,565 - $94,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 417
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $25.82  
   
Overtime
$15.43 - $38.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $7,096  
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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$33,565 - $94,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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.

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Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who go on to become Quality Assurance Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Quality Assurance Directors is $105K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Quality Control Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 54 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

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 $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $60K. Manufacturing Quality Control Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $68K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 54%

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$57,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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