Salaries for VPs of Quality in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($157K) per year. Total cash earnings of VPs of Quality range from $107K on the low end to $257K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $60K and $50K, respectively. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of VPs of Quality are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most VPs of Quality. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$103,160 - $210,120
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MEDIAN: $156,584
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$103,160 - $210,120  
   
Bonus
$4,973 - $59,521  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $49,528  
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$106,569 - $256,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 370

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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

  • 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.
  • Create an environment conducive to continuous quality improvement and implements systems to nurture quality excellence.
  • Promote consensus and quality throughout the company.
  • Focus quality initiatives on a pro-active rather a reactive structure.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Quality


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $150K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($128K) on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $172K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $192K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $176,819

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for VPs of Quality, 42 percent higher than the national average. VPs of Quality will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+38 percent), San Jose (+22 percent), Minneapolis (+18 percent), and San Diego (+18 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a VP of Quality's salary, with Milwaukee VPs of Quality earning salaries that are 31 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (21 percent lower) and Miami (17 percent lower).

Vice President (VP), Quality Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President (VP), Quality?

Vice President (VP), Quality in San Jose:
"Follow Your Instincts."
Find a path that will energize you every day and repeat the learning.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Quality

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
057
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
57%
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries


National Average
$177,000


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



Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$177,000


Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 7%

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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