Quality Engineering Manager Salary

With just under two-thirds of Quality Engineering Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $64K to $146K per year and averages out to $93K per year. The majority of Quality Engineering Managers (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Quality Engineering Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$66,228 - $135,893
$66K
$93K
$140K
MEDIAN: $93,027
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$0$145K
Salary $66,228 - $135,893
Bonus $974 - $18,702
Profit Sharing $4,000
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$64,405 - $145,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

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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.

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Quality Engineering Manager Tasks

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

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Compensation may take a strong hit for Quality Engineering Managers who move to positions like Quality Manager. Quality Managers usually make $73K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineering Manager


Survey results imply that Quality Engineering Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Quality Improvement / QA, Project Management, and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent, 18 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Employees educated in Manufacturing Process Engineering are typically practiced in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineering Manager

Pay by Experience for a Quality Engineering Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Engineering Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Engineering Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Quality Engineering Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 49 salaries. A Quality Engineering Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Quality Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
▲42%

Project Management
▲18%


National Average
$95,000

Total Quality Management (TQM)
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 6%
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