$114,160
Avg. Salary
$30.44
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$13,363

Bonus

$7,891

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) Director is $30.44 per hour.

The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) Director is $114,160 per year.

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$0$178K
Salary $67,868 - $158,364
Bonus $2,491 - $31,164
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,794
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).
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$66,620 - $178,812
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,855
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $15.96 - $67.18
Overtime $13.41 - $65.30
Annual Data $0$178K
Bonus $2,491 - $31,164
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $24,794
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).
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$66,620 - $178,812
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Director

The director of quality Assurance (QA) is normally a high-level management position within a company. Normally, technology companies or software manufacturers have quality assurance departments, but any manufacturer of consumer or commercial goods generally have a similar department and positions.

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Quality Assurance (QA) Director Tasks
  • Develop and maintain quality control processes.
  • Work with other senior members of the organization in the design and development of new products.
  • Leads drive for quality and safety improvements in product specifications.
  • Improve quality, ensure safety and reduce waste to increase profitability.
  • Hire, train, schedule and supervise quality assurance staff and managers.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance (QA) Director


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Quality Assurance Directors who move on to become VPs of Quality may enjoy significant pay raises, as VPs of Quality get paid an average of $153K per year. A Quality Assurance Director often moves on to become a Software Quality Assurance Director or a Quality Management Director.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) Director


Quality Assurance Directors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Test Automation, Six Sigma Black Belt, Total Quality Management, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. Those listing Internal Audit as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Problem Solving and ISO 9000 also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Process Improvement and Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Director

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance (QA) Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 197 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance (QA) Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 295 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 756 salaries. A Quality Assurance (QA) Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 567 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,484

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

For Quality Assurance Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Quality Assurance Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+28 percent), Boston (+26 percent), Detroit (+18 percent), and San Diego (+14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Quality Assurance Directors is geography, with workers in Miami earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Workers in New York and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (2 percent less).

Quality Assurance (QA) Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Assurance (QA) Director?

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Seymour:
"New opportunities in the company."
Pros: Flexible hours. Limited supervision.
Cons: Pay, People are difficult and unwilling to change.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in St. Louis:
"QA Director."
Need full knowledge of QMS. Include FDA 21CFR820, ISO13485, MHLW169, etc for global requirements for a quality system. It helps to have auditor certification (ISO 13485 RABQSA Lead Auditor cert.).

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in St. Louis:
"Be an independent thinker... Follow objective data..."

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Dallas:
"Quality Matters."
A Quality Director must be EXTREMELY organized and efficient. A filing system is essential because someone will ask you, 5 years after the fact, if you know where to find a document. Don't be a bully - just report deficiencies to management and let them deal with corrections.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Plantation:
"Stop And Think."
Sometimes the hardest problems are solved by taking some time stepping back and looking at the big picture. FOCUS on long lasting and sustainable solutions, rather than fixing the symptoms, otherwise you spend your work-life putting out fires and those are the ones that consume your energy and motivation the most. Don't be afraid to say "we wont fix it today, but we will fix it for good". Most importantly, always be transparent and communicate timely any risk or delays as soon as they are detected. Projects will always be affected by variables, is the timely actions and corrective adjustments that make a great project manager.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Chicago:
"Demanding But Not Rewarding."
As a Directory of Quality your role is to ensure the product or service your company creates/provides meets or exceeds the expectations of its customers. Typically you are involved in resolving complaints, improving processes and procedures, and ensuring day to day operations fall withing the guidelines.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Omaha:
"Knowing What To Do With your Life."
Remember that this is a business, so be somewhat flexible--i.e. Don't hold a hard line but raise the bar whenever possible.

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) Director

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 441 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Director Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

National Average
$118,000

▼19%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Director Salaries

Test Automation
▲15%



▲2%



National Average
$118,000




▼7%

Training
▼25%

Data Analysis
▼27%

ISO 9000
▼33%

Problem Solving
▼42%

Internal Audit
▼42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 441 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%