Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary

Manufacturing Quality Control Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $64K per year, but may range from $34K to $96K per year. Final cash compensation to Manufacturing Quality Control Managers varies from around $34K to approximately $96K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $7K, respectively. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers is high. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Male Manufacturing Quality Control Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,187 - $95,933
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$96K
MEDIAN: $63,956
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$11.63 - $26.25
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,187 - $95,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,053  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,851  
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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$33,617 - $96,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $26.25  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $37.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,053  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,851  
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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$33,617 - $96,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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 who transition into a Quality Assurance Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $107K per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


Survey results show that Manufacturing Quality Control Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Six Sigma Black Belt, Microsoft Office, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Manufacturing Quality Control Managers see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $67K.

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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
$57,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 45%


Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$57,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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