The average salary for a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist is $58,347.
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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
Quality assurance specialists work in a variety of fields, including manufacturing (in which this position mostly entails physical labor) and firms that provide a service, such as consulting (where QA specialists develop strategies and techniques to ensure that all clients receive a similar high level of quality and helpfulness). Regardless of the industry in which they work, QA specialists have a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of their company's manufacturing or service processe…Read more
Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Tasks
- Support quality related customer complaint investigations and trending activities.
- Carry out annual product reviews.
- Support the development and implementation of improved quality reporting measures.
- Perform training in all aspects of Quality Management Systems.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
The top respondents for the job title Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist are from the companies Abbott Laboratories, CSL Behring LLC and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Gilead Sciences, Inc. where the average pay is $80,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Boehringer Ingelheim Corp and The Boeing Company, earning around $80,000 and $76,650, respectively. CSL Behring LLC pays the lowest at around $63,000. Medtronic, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,492 and $73,667, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
Quality Improvement / QA
Skills in Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Auditing and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,934 based on 257 salaries. An early career Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,883 based on 2,657 salaries. A mid-career Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,926 based on 1,467 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,639 based on 1,298 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,629.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 12.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (9.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.6% less) and New York, New York (0.9% less).
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