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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 roughly one-half of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers. Pay fluctuates from $34K to $94K per year, but expected earnings average $62K annually. In the world of Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $94K. Career length 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. Most Manufacturing Quality Control Managers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$38,699 - $92,532
(Median)
$39K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $61,568
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$11.90 - $25.98
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$38,699 - $92,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,384  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $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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$33,564 - $94,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 498
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $25.98  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $38.84  
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 - $10,384  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $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).
)
$33,564 - $94,100  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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 $104K annually.

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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. Fortunate workers who know Six Sigma Black Belt can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 54 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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 $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $68K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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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
up arrow 1%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

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