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Vice President (VP), Quality Salary (United States)

VP of Quality in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $144K per year. Total cash compensation for VP of Quality runs from $101K to $252K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $54K and profit sharing that can reach almost $35K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all employees report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of VP of Quality (54 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$93,244 - $205,284
MEDIAN: $144,130
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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.
$93,244 - $205,284  
$4,971 - $54,050  
Profit Sharing
$1,005 - $35,479  
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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).
$100,679 - $252,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 452
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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’s quality system to customers.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Quality

Typical VP of Quality report a focused set of job skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. For most people, competency in Quality Improvement / QA indicates knowledge of 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.
VP of Quality with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $112K per year. VP of Quality with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $156K. VP of Quality with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $167K.

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Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, VP of Quality in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. VP of Quality will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+10 percent). VP of Quality' salaries are heavily influenced by location — VP of Quality in Milwaukee bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (21 percent lower) and Miami (6 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

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Job Satisfaction

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%