Quality Manager Salary (United States)

A Quality Manager earns an average salary of $72,555 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and Lean Manufacturing.
Quality Manager Total Pay (?
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$47,587 - $102,873
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MEDIAN: $72,555
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Quality Manager Total Pay (?
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$14.18 - $35.33
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,587 - $102,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,110  
Profit Sharing
$726 - $9,821  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
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).
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$45,417 - $108,861  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,485
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $35.33  
   
Overtime
$19.48 - $46.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,110  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$726 - $9,821  
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).
)
$45,417 - $108,861  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,485
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Job Description for Quality Manager

A quality manager ensures that a company's products meet client or consumer demands. The specific daily duties for quality managers can vary depending on the manager's company; however, they may include directing and advising employees and checking products to ensure their quality throughout the production process. If an item doesn't meet quality standards, the quality manager must catch the mistake and correct it immediately. In addition, a professional in this field meets with a company’s management team to come up with creative, effective ways to manage product quality and the production process. A quality manger also may make crucial decisions such as selecting low-cost but efficient, materials and finding the personnel to help oversee production. Many times, a quality manager pursues feedback from consumers and clients, and they improve product accordingly.
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Quality Manager Tasks
  • Ensure that safety and quality measures are implemented on time and in accordance with regulations.
  • Inspect products, processes, and metrics to find opportunities to improve quality.
  • Track warrantee, auditing, and customer feedback to improve process integrity.
  • Work with line managers to identify and reach quality benchmarks.
  • Report on quality and safety at production facilities for each product.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Manager

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Pay Difference By Location

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$73,000
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Experience Affects Quality Manager Salaries

National Average
$73,000

Skills That Affect Quality Manager Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
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Total Quality Management (TQM)
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Regulatory Compliance
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Process Improvement
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Problem Solving
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average
$73,000
Auditing
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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Internal Audit
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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