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Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little over a half of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers. Pay fluctuates from $34K to $95K per year, but expected earnings average $63K annually. 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. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Manufacturing Quality Control Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who answered the questionnnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,058 - $92,926
(Median)
$39K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,712
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90%

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$11.99 - $26.04
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$39,058 - $92,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,213  
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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$33,918 - $94,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $26.04  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,213  
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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$33,918 - $94,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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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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 $106K per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 54 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know 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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. Manufacturing Quality Control Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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