Vice President (VP), Quality Salary (United States)

Quality VPs in the United States can typically expect wages of $157,564 annually. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority enjoy medical while a solid majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to most. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 54 percent. The majority of Quality VPs claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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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.
$93,244 - $205,284
MEDIAN: $144,130
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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.
$93,244 - $205,284  
$4,971 - $54,050  
Profit Sharing
$1,005 - $35,479  
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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).
$100,679 - $252,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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Job Description for Vice President (VP), Quality

The essential function of a vice president of quality is to ensure that the employees throughout the company are trained and performing properly to produce quality products and/or services. The vice president of quality must be highly knowledgeable person about the products and services offered by their organization, developing and refining the statistics and processes to assess quality and determine effective improvements. This is typically a full time position that takes place in an office setting. The vice president of quality generally reports to the chief executive officer (CEO) of their organization, providing information and solutions as needed.
Vice President (VP), Quality Tasks
  • Promote consensus and quality throughout the company.
  • Focus quality initiatives on a pro-active rather a reactive structure.
  • Create an environment conducive to continuous quality improvement and implements systems to nurture quality excellence.
  • Create and communicate an overall vision for quality within the company, setting goals and recommending organizational changes to achieve these goals.
  • Communicate the company’s quality system to customers.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Quality

Quality VPs who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Total Quality Management (TQM) can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 4 percent more than the national average, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. It is often found that people who know Quality Improvement / QA are also skilled in Total Quality Management (TQM).

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Quality

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Quality VPs do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. At career start, salaries are well into six figures at $112K per year. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $156K. Salaries grow more slowly as Quality VPs approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $167K.

Pay Difference By Location

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Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Quality VPs, 24 percent higher than the national average. Quality VPs will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+10 percent). Place of residency plays a huge part in a Quality VP's salary, with Milwaukee Quality VPs earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Employers in Los Angeles and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-21 percent and -6 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%