Salaries for VPs of Quality in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($155K) per year. Final cash compensation to VPs of Quality varies from around $108K to approximately $250K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $58K and $50K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. VPs of Quality who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 69 percent. Most VPs of Quality report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$103,948 - $207,406
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$100K
$160K
$210K
MEDIAN: $155,319
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$103,948 - $207,406  
   
Bonus
$5,013 - $58,234  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $49,596  
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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$108,027 - $250,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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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.

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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


VPs of Quality report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Total Quality Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Risk Management / Risk Control and Six Sigma Black Belt also typically command lower compensation. 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.


For many VPs of Quality, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $131K per year. On average, VPs of Quality make $168K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average VP of Quality generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $189K.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries


National Average
$176,000



Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 7%

Total Quality Management (TQM)
up arrow 4%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Quality Improvement / QA
0%

National Average
$176,000

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 6%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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