Quality Control Managers in the United States take home an average $66K per year. In the world of Quality Control Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $98K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of Quality Control Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Quality Control Managers (69 percent) survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,797 - $98,013
(Median)
$42K
$66K
$98K
MEDIAN: $66,045
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$13.25 - $31.59
(Median)
$13
$18
$32
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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,797 - $98,013  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,178  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,581  
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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$36,484 - $98,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 892
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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.25 - $31.59  
   
Overtime
$18.63 - $42.94  
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 - $10,178  
   
Commission
$1,221  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,581  
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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$36,484 - $98,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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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Quality Control Managers who transition into a Quality Assurance Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $109K per year. 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 takers working as Quality Control Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Auditing, Project Management, and GMP Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. Quality Control Managers see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $79K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,997

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Quality Control Managers, 25 percent higher than the national average. Quality Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+24 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Quality Control Managers in Elkhart take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 42 percent less than the national average.

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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
$63,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager Salaries


Auditing
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Project Management
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GMP Compliance
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Powerpoint
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National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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People Management
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Data Analysis
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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