Quality Control Manager Salary

Average Quality Control Managers in the United States make around $67K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Quality Control Managers spread between $37K and $98K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more male Quality Control Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Most Quality Control Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$42,418 - $98,382
$42K
$67K
$98K
MEDIAN: $66,549
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$13.25 - $32.09
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MEDIAN: $19.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,418 - $98,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,341  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $8,109  
Commission
$1,221  
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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$36,806 - $98,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 836
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $32.09  
   
Overtime
$18.85 - $45.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,341  
   
Commission
$1,221  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $8,109  
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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$36,806 - $98,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Manager


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Quality Control Managers who go on to become Quality Assurance Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Quality Assurance Directors is $110K annually. The most common career progression for Quality Control Managers leads to becoming a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager, where pay is typically $58K. However, many Quality Control Managers also opt to become Quality Managers, a position that pays $73K on average.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager


Quality Control Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Powerpoint, Regulatory Compliance, Auditing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Total Quality Management. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Manager

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 400 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 384 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 342 salaries. A Quality Control Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 188 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,486

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Quality Control Managers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Quality Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+23 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), Austin (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Quality Control Managers is geography, with workers in Elkhart earning a whopping 42 percent below the national average. Workers in Los Angeles and Richmond earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 17 percent.

Quality Control Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Control Manager?

Quality Control Manager in Bakersfield:
"New company overview."
Pros: Construction is a fun and fast paced environment. Creating the processes for continued growth is challenging.
Cons: Changes arising from a new ownership have made roles and positions less clear. Reduction in pay and lack of support in efforts to advance have created a stressful environment.

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Key Stats for Quality Control Manager

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 194 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
$63,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager Salaries

▲7%



Auditing
▲4%


GMP Compliance
▲1%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼1%








Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 17%
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