Quality Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salary

The average pay for a Quality Manager, Pharmaceuticals is $93,526 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$61,734 - $121,912
MEDIAN: $93,526

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$61,734 - $121,912  
$2,936 - $17,114  
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$1,007 - $19,866  
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$63,986 - $137,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Job Description for Quality Manager, Pharmaceuticals

Quality managers of pharmaceuticals are responsible for ensuring that the systems in place for manufacturing pharmaceutical drugs comply with all GMP regulations and the products created are safe for patients. These managers work in fields such as life science, biotechnology, and clinical laboratory science, so they are generally in control of approving and reviewing necessary documentations, SOPs, and procedures to ensure the quality of pharmaceutical samples. They also comply with external audits and conduct their own internal audits.


Quality Manager, Pharmaceuticals Tasks

  • Maintain testing records and generate reports on test results.
  • Develop and implement procedures for testing and approving products, evaluate the effectiveness of testing methods.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate a team of quality control personnel.
  • Oversee testing of pharmaceutical materials and finished products to make sure they meet quality and design standards.
  • Investigate and work to resolve problems with the quality of materials or final products.

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Experience Affects Quality Manager, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


37 %
63 %

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: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 4%