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Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary (United States)

Manufacturing Quality Control Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $34K to $93K per year, typical earnings come to $61K annually. Total incomes of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $34K and $93K. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a majority earn dental coverage. Making up 76 percent of the field, male Manufacturing Quality Control Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Manufacturing Quality Control Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$38,620 - $91,649
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MEDIAN: $61,349
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Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary (?
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$11.76 - $25.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,620 - $91,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,319  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $7,000  
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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$33,943 - $93,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 579
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $25.83  
   
Overtime
$17.47 - $38.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $7,000  
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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$33,943 - $93,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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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Manufacturing Quality Control Managers may go on to top-notch roles like Quality Assurance Director, where median pay is $103K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent 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 $45K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Quality Control Managers make a median salary of $68K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $68K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals. Manufacturing Quality Control Managers with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 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 51%
Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%