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Quality Control Manager Salary

Approximately one-half of Quality Control Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $99K per year, and the average comes out to $63K 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, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $99K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Control Managers. Male Quality Control Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$39,240 - $97,453
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MEDIAN: $63,255
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$39,240 - $97,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,287  
Profit Sharing
$60.40 - $11,745  
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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$34,473 - $99,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,088
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $32.03  
   
Overtime
$15.55 - $40.56  
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 - $10,287  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,250  
Profit Sharing
$60.40 - $11,745  
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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$34,473 - $99,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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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 $93K annually. As Quality Control Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Manufacturing Quality Control Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and typical pay for the role is $58K. Another common career choice for Quality Control Managers is to move into a Construction Quality Control Manager role — this promotion usually pays $65K.

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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, facility with Data Analysis, People Management, and Total Quality Management (TQM) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 22 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Quality Control Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $71K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $74K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Quality Control Managers, 46 percent higher than the national average. Quality Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+37 percent), San Diego (+30 percent), Minneapolis (+29 percent), and Chicago (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Detroit, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and New York (10 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Control Manager Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager Salaries

Data Analysis
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People Management
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Powerpoint
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$61,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 300 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%