Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Quality Engineering Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $103K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Quality Engineering Managers range from $74K on the low end to $144K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $19K and $23K, respectively. The vast majority of Quality Engineering Managers (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Quality Engineering Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits.

$73,466 - $130,412
MEDIAN: $103,463

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National Salary Data (?
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$73,466 - $130,412  
$0.00 - $18,615  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $22,750  
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).
$73,814 - $144,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Job Description for Quality Engineering Manager

A quality engineering manager generally works at large companies that manufacture products, ensuring the various departments are working effectively to produce a quality product. This is a leadership position that may require overseeing several quality managers, providing guidance and discipline as necessary. A quality engineering manager works with their team to make sure that effective training programs are in place, and if not, what can be done to improve existing programs. These managers evaluate the production process and try to make any needed improvements to ensure products meet quality standards.


Quality Engineering Manager Tasks

  • Oversee change management and data collection for quality projects.
  • Lead investigation into quality problems and quality processes, making recommendations.
  • Analyze data, identify opportunities and disseminate findings.
  • Create and implement strategies to increase quality and customization of products.
  • Know and communicate industry and internal standards.

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As Quality Engineering Managers make advancements to positions like Quality Manager, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Quality Managers make $72K.

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Job skills reported by Quality Engineering Managers are limited. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Project Management, Total Quality Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quality Improvement / QA.

Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $86K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $104K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Quality Engineering Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $118K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $114K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Project Management
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Total Quality Management (TQM)
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control

National Average

Quality Improvement / QA
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%