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Vice President (VP), Quality Salary

Generous salaries abound for VPs of Quality in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($148K) per year. Final cash compensation to VPs of Quality varies from around $99K to approximately $256K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $55K and $50K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for VPs of Quality, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male VPs of Quality making up 58 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$92,625 - $210,301
MEDIAN: $147,883

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$92,625 - $210,301  
$4,438 - $55,307  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $50,000  
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).
$99,432 - $256,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 483

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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‚Äôs quality system to customers.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Quality

VPs of Quality report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Total Quality Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those proficient in Quality Improvement / QA are, more often than not, 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.

Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of VPs of Quality. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $113K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $161K in this role. VPs of Quality who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $171K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

For VPs of Quality, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 74 percent above the national average. VPs of Quality will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+55 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a VP of Quality's salary, with Milwaukee VPs of Quality earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 22 percent less in Los Angeles and 9 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
up arrow 6%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 3%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

National Average

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.


42 %
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%