Vice President (VP), Quality Salary

VPs of Quality in the United States can expect wages of $148K per year on average. In the world of VPs of Quality, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $56K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $50K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $101K and $256K. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men working as VPs of Quality who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Most VPs of Quality report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$93,631 - $211,329
MEDIAN: $148,013

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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.
$93,631 - $211,329  
$4,859 - $56,085  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $50,000  
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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).
$100,789 - $256,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 480

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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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Project Management. The majority of those who know Quality Improvement / QA also know 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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $116K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $138K. VPs of Quality who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $161K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $170K.

Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for VPs of Quality that is 54 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. VPs of Quality will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+26 percent) and Boston (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for VPs of Quality is geography, with workers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (22 percent lower) and Miami (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries

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Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
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Regulatory Compliance
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Quality Improvement / QA
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National Average

Project Management
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%