Average pay for Quality Engineering Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($98K). Total incomes of Quality Engineering Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $18K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $63K and $145K. The majority of Quality Engineering Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Quality Engineering Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$64,026 - $135,288
MEDIAN: $98,409

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$64,026 - $135,288  
$1,503 - $19,540  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,879  
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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).
$62,733 - $144,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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

  • 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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Quality Engineering Managers may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Quality Assurance Director. Quality Assurance Directors on average make about as much as Quality Engineering Managers do.

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Popular Skills for Quality Engineering Manager

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Quality Engineering Managers who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Quality Improvement / QA and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Total Quality Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Manufacturing Process Engineering. It is not unusual for someone who knows Manufacturing Process Engineering to be familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineering Manager

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

For Quality Engineering Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $78K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $102K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $108K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Quality Engineering Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $114K.

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Skills That Affect Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

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Project Management
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National Average

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Total Quality Management (TQM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


23 %
77 %

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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 7%