Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing Salary

With more than half of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers is $63K per year and can range from $34K on the lower end to $94K per year near the higher end. Overall cash earnings for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers stretch from $34K on the lower end to $94K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Manufacturing Quality Control Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Manufacturing Quality Control Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$39,822 - $92,965

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$11.86 - $26.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,822 - $92,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,682  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$34,170 - $93,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 375
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $26.10  
   
Overtime
$15.42 - $38.53  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,682  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$34,170 - $93,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


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Manufacturing Quality Control Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Quality Assurance Director. The latter position pays an average of $105K annually.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager, Manufacturing


Manufacturing Quality Control Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 50 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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. 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. 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 of $68K, which is barely 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
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National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%
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