Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Quality Engineering Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Quality Engineering Managers. Pay fluctuates from $64K to $144K per year, but expected earnings average $94K per year. The majority of Quality Engineering Managers (67 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The majority of Quality Engineering Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$65,348 - $136,062
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$94K
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MEDIAN: $93,822
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$65,348 - $136,062  
   
Bonus
$986 - $19,479  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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$64,015 - $144,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineering Manager


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As Quality Engineering Managers transition into upper-level roles like Quality Manager, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Quality Managers will usually earn $73K.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineering Manager


Quality Engineering Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Quality Improvement / QA and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Total Quality Management. Many workers who know Manufacturing Process Engineering also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

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 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$97,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
▲40%

Project Management
▲16%


National Average
$97,000

Total Quality Management (TQM)
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 11%