Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Average pay for Quality Engineering Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($102K). 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. The vast majority (85 percent) of Quality Engineering Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Most Quality Engineering Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,405 - $130,658
MEDIAN: $102,418

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National Salary Data (?
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$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
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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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Engineering Manager

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Quality Engineering Managers who move into a Quality Manager role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Quality Managers earn $73K.

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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 $88K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $105K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $116K in this role. 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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National Average

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Quality Improvement / QA
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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%