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Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Average Quality Engineering Managers in the United States make around $97K annually. Cash earnings for Quality Engineering Managers — including $17K in bonuses and $25K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $74K to $143K depending on individual performance. The vast majority (86 percent) of Quality Engineering Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. For the most part, Quality Engineering Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$71,782 - $131,031
MEDIAN: $97,445

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National Salary 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.
$71,782 - $131,031  
$0.00 - $17,402  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $25,342  
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).
$73,722 - $143,475  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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. Manufacturing Process Engineering and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineering Manager

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

Quality Engineering Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $87K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $98K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $112K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $113K on average.

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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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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.


14 %
86 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 4%