Quality Control Manager Salary (United States)

Quality Control Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and half have more than 10 years of experience. Salary is expected to be around $59,944 per year, but may range from $34,153 to $98,256 per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Quality Control Managers. Most Quality Control Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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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 (?
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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  
PayScale
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 Quality Control Managers do not often become Quality Control (QC) Directors, the ones that do transition make an extra $33K per year. A Manufacturing Quality Control Manager role is the most common promotion for Quality Control Managers moving up the ladder. Unfortunately, pay drops by $1,982 upon moving into this role. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Quality Control Managers is a Quality Control Construction Manager position, where earnings go up by $4,738.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager

Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Quality Control Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries start at $45K, which grows to $61K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $69,902. As Quality Control Managers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $77K. The largest number of Quality Control Managers have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

Pay Difference By Location

Austin
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San Diego
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Seattle
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Houston
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Denver
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Chicago
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Colorado Springs
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Indianapolis
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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National Average
$60,000
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Miami
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Surpassing the national average by 54 percent, Quality Control Managers in Austin receive some of the highest pay in the country. Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, and Denver are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Quality Control Managers earning around 47 percent, 31 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent more than average. Location significantly influences compensation, with Detroit Quality Control Managers earning much less—24 percent less—than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (-18 percent) and Miami (-9 percent).

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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
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
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%
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