Quality Control Manager Salary

Close to one-half of Quality Control Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $35K to $100K per year, and the average comes out to $64K per year. In the world of Quality Control Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $100K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Control Managers. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Quality Control Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,047 - $98,522
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$99K
MEDIAN: $63,502
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$12.09 - $32.21
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,047 - $98,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,338  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
Commission
$10.00 - $3,500  
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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$35,006 - $99,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,194
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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $32.21  
   
Overtime
$15.49 - $43.24  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,338  
   
Commission
$10.00 - $3,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$35,006 - $99,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 311
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Job Description for Quality Control Manager

Quality control managers work in a wide variety of industries and production settings. A quality control manager first samples or tests the product; they analyze the product from the eyes of a consumer and make recommendations on how to improve production and the product. Quality control managers must write detailed reports on the production process and the product they are examining, and they must be able to explain technical concepts in an understandable way to their managers.

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Quality Control Manager Tasks

  • Monitor and train team of managers and inspectors, and develop rapport with owners, resource suppliers, and contractors.
  • Design and implement a Quality Control Plan and ensure its annual update and approval according to government regulations.
  • Evaluate existing procedures, recommend revisions, and conduct internal audits to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Provide support for new projects and coordinate with the production teams and personnel to troubleshoot licensing or compliance issues.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Manager


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There are some Quality Control Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Quality Control Directors, where earnings are an average $95K annually. As Quality Control Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Manufacturing Quality Control Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $58K. Another common career choice for Quality Control Managers is to move into a Construction Quality Control Manager role — this promotion usually pays $65K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager


Survey results imply that Quality Control Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Operations Management, Data Analysis, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 24 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Quality Control Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $48K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. Quality Control Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Quality Control Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $74K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Austin offers some of the highest pay in the country for Quality Control Managers, 57 percent above the national average. Quality Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+38 percent), San Diego (+29 percent), Minneapolis (+28 percent), and Dallas (+23 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 33%

Data Analysis
up arrow 24%

People Management
up arrow 17%


Auditing
up arrow 8%


GMP Compliance
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Total Quality Management (TQM)
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Powerpoint
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$61,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 288 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%
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