Entry-Level Quality Assurance (QA) Director Salary

An Entry-Level Quality Assurance (QA) Director earns an average salary of $79,009 per year.

$49,636 - $124,157
$50K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,925
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$9.21 - $45.69
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$46
MEDIAN: $19.62
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$0$126K
Salary $49,636 - $124,157
Bonus $0.00 - $16,309
Profit Sharing $12.00
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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$42,636 - $126,838
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 193
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $9.21 - $45.69
Overtime $18.00
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $0.00 - $16,309
Profit Sharing $12.00
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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$42,636 - $126,838
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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Quality Assurance (QA) Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Dallas:
"It's not just a job."
Being a Quality Director is much more that a job, it has to be a way of life. If you are responsible for others following rules and protocols, you can't expect to not be held accountable yourself. This means at work and outside of work. You are held to a higher standard than others. You are scrutinized at all times to see if you will bend or break the rules - and thus "give permission" for others to do so. You have to have a strong moral compass and backbone to stand up for what is right, even to the point of leaving a job that does not want to adhere to regulations. But, if you do these things, you will be respected by others and be able to respect yourself.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Portland:
"Networking."
"it is not what you know, it is who you know". If I had known how important networking was to advancement in my career I would have begun in college. Also, when you get into top management positions, it is a small world and most executives know each other. Do not burn any bridges early in your career or it will come back to haunt you later.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Philadelphia:
Grow thick skin quick. Operations staff consider you the sheriff in town.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Seattle:
"Research skills and documentation."
In this world of standards and specifications governing pretty much everything we do, to become a standout, all new employees need to do is know where to find accurate and verifiable information. One would think the GEN X, Y & Millennials would be experts at this. But the ones I've hired seem to be missing 2 critical components: The Discipline to dig for answers, and when they do, there is "no filter" -- no innate understanding of even the basics of right or wrong for them to interpret and apply information. And the really difficult part of training todays workforce is that things like discipline and Grit to follow through with projects is one of those virtues which, by the time they are in their early 20's, is very difficult to teach or instill. By then their paradigms are set and their filters are set to sift-out only what applies to their world. To combat this in our work place I focus on teaming and the process approach toward job completion.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Essington:
"Quality is thankless job you have to love it to do it."
Obtain as much subject matter information as possible.

Quality Assurance (QA) Director in Essington:
"Quality is a thankless Job so you have to love it to do."
Gather as much subject matter knowledge as possible.

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.).

Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) Director

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
32%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Director Salaries

Project Management
▲7%

Total Quality Management (TQM)
▲4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

National Average
$76,000

Quality Improvement / QA
▼1%

Process Improvement
▼3%

Leadership
▼4%

Regulatory Compliance
▼4%

Auditing
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%
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