Quality Assurance Auditor Salary

Quality Assurance Auditors in the United States can expect wages of $60K per year on average. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K each, total incomes of Quality Assurance Auditors generally range from $31K to $84K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Quality Assurance Auditors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,355 - $98,234
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$60K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,002
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$12.32 - $25.62
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$0$98K
Salary $38,355 - $98,234
Bonus $503 - $8,243
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,102
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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$30,878 - $85,891
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 343
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.32 - $25.62
Overtime $18.25 - $38.45
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $503 - $8,243
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $7,102
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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$30,878 - $85,891
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 276

Job Description for Quality Assurance Auditor

The responsibility of the quality assurance auditor is to periodically test and assess quality control systems to ensure that a company's practices conform to both internal and external standards. A quality assurance manager may work within a company as part of its internal quality control team. Quality assurance auditors may also work as independent contractors for third-party auditing firms. The individual duties are much the same in either instance, though internal quality assurance auditors may also take on other tasks relevant to the quality control process, such as inspecting or sorting.

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Quality Assurance Auditor Tasks

  • Identify issues in data quality, sourcing, or documentation by reviewing existing data and processes.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret existing documents and data for completeness and accuracy.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance with organizational, state, federal, and other laws and guidelines.
  • Create recommendations for training, new policies, data scrubbing, or other methods to resolve data quality concerns.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Auditor


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Quality Assurance Auditors who transition into a Quality Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $73K per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Auditor


Survey results suggest that Quality Assurance Auditors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Internal Audit, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. It is often found that people who know Quality Improvement / QA are also skilled in Microsoft Excel and Regulatory Compliance. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Regulatory Compliance and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Auditor

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 318 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 188 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 165 salaries. A Quality Assurance Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 81 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,017

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

For Quality Assurance Auditors, working in the bustling city of Miami has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Quality Assurance Auditors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+37 percent), New York (+34 percent), Atlanta (+33 percent), and San Diego (+32 percent). Quality Assurance Auditors in Columbus earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Madison (22 percent lower) and Memphis (13 percent lower).

Quality Assurance Auditor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Assurance Auditor?

Quality Assurance Auditor in Bala Cynwyd:
Pros: The opportunity to coach Agents and watch them improve on the level of service they provide on the job.
Cons: Position is not entitled to a bonus with my current employer.

Quality Assurance Auditor in Kannapolis:
"Self starter."
Pros: Variety of products.
Cons: Stress.

Quality Assurance Auditor in Edison:
"Walk the floor and help employees work related questions."
Pros: Able to roam the floor and not be stuck in an office.
Cons: Feel I deserve higher pay.

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Auditor

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries

▲35%

▲20%

▲1%

National Average
$49,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance Auditor Salaries

Project Management
▲50%



Training
▼0%

National Average
$49,000


▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%




Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%