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Quality Control Manager Salary (United States)

With approximately half of Quality Control Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $34K to $98K per year and averages out to $62K annually. Total cash compensation to Quality Control Managers approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Male Quality Control Managers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Control Managers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Quality Control Manager Salary (?
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$38,804 - $96,380
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MEDIAN: $62,292
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Quality Control Manager Salary (?
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$11.65 - $30.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$38,804 - $96,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,215  
Profit Sharing
$58.72 - $6,128  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,250  
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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$34,153 - $98,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,056
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$15.50 - $40.85  
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 - $10,215  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,250  
Profit Sharing
$58.72 - $6,128  
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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$34,153 - $98,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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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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While not commonly seen, Quality Control Managers who transition into a Quality Control Director position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for Quality Control Directors is $93K per year. A Manufacturing Quality Control Manager role is the most common promotion for Quality Control Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $58K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Quality Control Managers is a Construction Quality Control Manager position, where earnings are usually $65K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager

Quality Control Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 23 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. Quality Control Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $73K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Quality Control Managers typically report having spent one to 10 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

Pay Difference By Location

Austin
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San Diego
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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National Average
$60,000
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Austin is home to an above-average pay rate for Quality Control Managers, 54 percent higher than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, and Denver, top-paying markets where Quality Control Managers rake in more than the national norm (+47 percent, +31 percent, +17 percent, and +10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Detroit Quality Control Managers earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. San Antonio and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager Salaries

Data Analysis
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People Management
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Powerpoint
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National Average
$60,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 304 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 15%