Quality Control Manager Salary

Earnings for Quality Control Managers in the United States come in at around $65K per year on average. Incomes of Quality Control Managers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $35K on the low end and $101K on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Quality Control Managers who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Quality Control Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,829 - $99,035
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,848
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90%

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$12.13 - $33.73
(Median)
$12
$18
$34
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,829 - $99,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,420  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
Commission
$1,100  
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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$35,193 - $100,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $33.73  
   
Overtime
$15.48 - $43.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,420  
   
Commission
$1,100  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$35,193 - $100,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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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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It's not very common for Quality Control Managers to move on to become Quality Control Directors. Average pay for a Quality Control Director is $97K annually. The most common promotion for Quality Control Managers is a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager position, which usually brings in $58K a year. Another standard transition for Quality Control Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Construction Quality Control Manager role, where pay is often $66K.

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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, skills in Quality Improvement / QA, Data Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. Quality Control Managers bring in $73K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $77K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,963

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Quality Control Managers, 33 percent above the national average. Quality Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+29 percent), Minneapolis (+26 percent), Denver (+23 percent), and Chicago (+22 percent). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is New York.

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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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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager Salaries




National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager Salaries





Auditing
up arrow 7%

Total Quality Management (TQM)
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 4%

Powerpoint
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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