Quality Engineering Manager Salary

On average, Quality Engineering Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($102K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash compensation to Quality Engineering Managers bottoms out near $73K and approaches $145K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $19K from bonuses and almost $24K from profit sharing. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Male Quality Engineering Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Quality Engineering Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$73,405 - $130,658
MEDIAN: $102,418

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$73,405 - $130,658  
$0.00 - $18,974  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $24,240  
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).
$73,434 - $145,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineering Manager

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

As Quality Engineering Managers make advancements to positions like Quality Manager, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Quality Managers make $73K.

Quality Engineering Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Survey results imply that Quality Engineering Managers put a diverse skill set to use. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quality Improvement / QA. Aptitude in Manufacturing Process Engineering tends to also indicate an understanding of Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineering Manager

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 $88K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $105K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Quality Engineering Managers see a median salary of $116K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $113K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

up arrow 7%

up arrow 5%

National Average

up arrow 3%

up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Total Quality Management (TQM)
up arrow 3%

National Average

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%