Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Quality Engineering Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $102K per year on average. Cash earnings for Quality Engineering Managers — which occasionally include more than $18K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing — stretch from around $75K to approximately $144K. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Engineering Managers. There are far more male Quality Engineering Managers survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent.

$74,350 - $131,102
MEDIAN: $101,896

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National Salary Data (?
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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: 20 Jun 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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Quality Engineering Managers note just a narrow range of job 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.

In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $89K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $104K. Quality Engineering Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $116K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $113K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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%