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Vice President (VP), Quality Salary

VPs of Quality in the United States take home an average $146K per year. With some bonuses approaching $54K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $48K, overall incomes of VPs of Quality spread between $101K and $255K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male VPs of Quality making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of VPs of Quality claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$93,619 - $209,759
MEDIAN: $146,496

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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.
$93,619 - $209,759  
$4,989 - $54,105  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $48,177  
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).
$101,291 - $254,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 470
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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Total Quality Management, Regulatory Compliance, Quality Improvement / QA, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Project Management. Most people familiar with 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.

For many VPs of Quality, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $112K. VPs of Quality with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $162K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $170K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

National Average

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.


45 %
55 %

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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%