Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Average pay for a Quality Engineering Manager in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $102K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $18K and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to Quality Engineering Managers can bottom out near $75K or peak near $144K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Quality Engineering Managers (84 percent) who took the survey. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$74,350 - $131,102
MEDIAN: $101,896

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$74,350 - $131,102  
$0.00 - $17,975  
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).
$74,942 - $144,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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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Survey results suggest that Quality Engineering Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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 3 percent and 14 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.

Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $89K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $104K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Quality Engineering Managers make a median salary of $116K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $113K.

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Experience Affects Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

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National Average

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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 35 votes.


16 %
84 %

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: 74% employee benefits None: 5%