Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary

A little over a half of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $94K per year, and the average comes out to $63K per year. Cash earnings for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers — including $12K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $34K to $94K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Manufacturing Quality Control Managers survey respondents are men (72 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,588 - $92,965
(Median)
$40K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,669
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$11.98 - $26.07
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,588 - $92,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,696  
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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$34,156 - $93,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $26.07  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $38.48  
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
$-0.49 - $9,696  
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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$34,156 - $93,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
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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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At the upper end, Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who move into a Quality Assurance Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Quality Assurance Directors is a much higher $105K 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. Most notably, facility with Six Sigma Black Belt and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent and 3 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Microsoft Excel. 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.


Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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. On average, Manufacturing Quality Control Managers make $67K following one to two decades on the job. 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
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Microsoft Office
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Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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