Quality Control Manager Salary

With close to one-half of Quality Control Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Quality Control Managers is $64K per year and can range from $35K on the lower end to $100K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Quality Control Managers approaches anywhere from $35K on the lower end to $100K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Quality Control Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,109 - $98,477
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$40K
$64K
$98K
MEDIAN: $63,518
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$12.05 - $32.07
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$40,109 - $98,477  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,378  
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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$34,961 - $99,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,195
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
$12.05 - $32.07  
   
Overtime
$15.49 - $42.96  
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 - $10,378  
   
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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$34,961 - $99,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 315
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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. Going from Quality Control Manager to Manufacturing Quality Control Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers is $58K. Many others choose to work as Construction Quality Control Managers, where pay is typically $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 Data Analysis, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 33 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $63K. Quality Control Managers see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $74K.

Pay Difference by Location


Austin is home to an above-average pay rate for Quality Control Managers, 57 percent higher than 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). Quality Control Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Quality Control Managers in Elkhart bring in salaries that are 40 percent lower than the national average.

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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 40%

Operations Management
up arrow 33%

People Management
up arrow 17%



Auditing
up arrow 8%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 5%

Total Quality Management (TQM)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$61,000

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 286 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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