Wages for Quality Engineering Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($96K) per year. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Most Quality Engineering Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$65,690 - $134,077
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MEDIAN: $96,182
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$65,690 - $134,077  
   
Bonus
$1,250 - $19,382  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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$64,315 - $142,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85

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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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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 34 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate 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

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


Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $78K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $100K. Quality Engineering Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $106K. For some reason, Quality Engineering Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $105K.

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Key Stats for Quality Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$101,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Quality Engineering Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 34%

Project Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$101,000

Manufacturing Process Engineering
up arrow 3%


Total Quality Management (TQM)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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