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Quality Engineering Manager Salary

Quality Engineering Managers in the United States pull down an average of $101K annually. Overall cash earnings for Quality Engineering Managers stretch from $74K on the lower end to $145K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $18K from bonuses and $25K from profit sharing. The majority of Quality Engineering Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Male Quality Engineering Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$71,622 - $131,626
MEDIAN: $100,661

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$71,622 - $131,626  
$0.00 - $17,933  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $25,000  
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).
$73,692 - $144,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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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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Survey results suggest that Quality Engineering Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 4 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Improvement / QA.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Engineering Manager

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

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $88K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $103K. Quality Engineering Managers bring in $116K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $114K.

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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
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National Average

Quality Improvement / QA
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.


14 %
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%