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Quality Control Manager Salary

Quality Control Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent roughly one-half of Quality Control Managers. Salaries average out to around $64K annually and spread from $35K to $100K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $35K and hits $100K on the high end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Quality Control Managers survey respondents are men (71 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,605 - $98,196
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,514
10%
50%
90%

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$11.92 - $32.35
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
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
$39,605 - $98,196  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,282  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$34,711 - $99,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,142
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
$11.92 - $32.35  
   
Overtime
$15.43 - $40.49  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,282  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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).
)
$34,711 - $99,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Quality Control Managers sometimes become Quality Control Directors, where the average income is $94K per year. Given that the median pay is $58K, it may be surprising to find that a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager is the most common role for Quality Control Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Construction Quality Control Manager role — which pays $65K — is also typical for Quality Control Managers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 33 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. Quality Control Managers bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $74K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Quality Control Managers, 42 percent above the national average. Quality Control Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+29 percent), Minneapolis (+28 percent), Austin (+25 percent), and Dallas (+24 percent). Compared to the national average, Detroit Quality Control Managers have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 45%

Operations Management
up arrow 33%

People Management
up arrow 18%


Auditing
up arrow 8%


Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 5%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 303 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%