Entry-Level Quality Manager Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Quality Manager is $60,146 per year. A skill in Lean Manufacturing is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,089 - $86,547
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,146
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$12.91 - $30.21
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,089 - $86,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,471  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $7,047  
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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$38,065 - $87,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 990
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $30.21  
   
Overtime
$19.45 - $39.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,471  
   
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $7,047  
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).
)
$38,065 - $87,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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Quality Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Quality Manager in Lafayette:
"Quality Commitment from Upper Management & Mentoring."
During the interview process, ensure that there is a strong quality commitment form upper management. This should be spelled out with specific past and future actions and detailed policy and material support. Ask to speak with the General Manager, and even the President of the company, and obtain assurances as to specific commitment to quality culture and what support you can expect from them personally. Interview your would be direct supervisor and ensure that they are someone with the qualifications to mentor you in your advancing career, or that you will have access to a competent mentor. Ask to speak with your would be pears one on one and ask them honestly if they are happy at the company, and why or why not.

Quality Manager in Salt Lake City:
"Certification."
Update your certifications annually. It is much easier to stay current than it is to catch up.

Quality Manager in Phoenix:
"Would Have Stayed More Technology Current."
Along the way I choose a management and quality path letting the technology slide. If I had it to do over, I'd continue with technology.

Quality Manager in Corpus Christi:
Knowing your commercial coverage is very important and paying attention to detail, policies are being reviewed and you have to be alert and see if there is an account can be rounded off by offering more coverage.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Quality Manager Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
up arrow 15%

Process Improvement
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Total Quality Management (TQM)
up arrow 5%

Leadership
up arrow 4%

Problem Solving
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Auditing
0%

National Average
$60,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Internal Audit
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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