Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Salaries for Quality Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($102K) per year. Total cash compensation to Quality Engineering Managers bottoms out near $75K and approaches $143K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $18K from bonuses and almost $25K from profit sharing. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Engineering Managers. The vast majority of Quality Engineering Managers (85 percent) survey respondents are men.

$74,331 - $130,182

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$74,331 - $130,182  
$0.00 - $17,617  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,168  
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).
$74,673 - $143,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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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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Quality Engineering Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Quality Improvement / QA.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineering Manager

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

The relatively untested earn a median of $88K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $104K. Quality Engineering Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $116K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $113K.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Quality Engineering Manager 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 33 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 5%