Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Salary
With close to two-thirds of Quality Assurance Managers of Operations in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $43K to $130K per year and averages out to $78K per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Quality Assurance Managers of Operations making up 55 percent of survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$49,022 - $118,742|
|Bonus||$1,987 - $20,134|
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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).)
|$45,029 - $134,246|
Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations
Quality assurance managers in the operations department are found in a wide variety of companies, but mostly those involved in manufacturing products. Individuals in this position help ensure that quality standards are met in operational processes. Some typical activities performed by these managers include analyzing data about performance and costs, performing audits of operation protocols and policies, managing third-party suppliers, and coordinating with legal or government regulatory agencies.Read More...
To successfully perform these tasks, it is necessary for the quality assurance manager to work closely with other employees, including managers and subordinates. Despite this regular contact and coordination, the position generally is not directly supervised, so a large amount of independence and leadership is necessary. Other requirements for the job include communication, presentation, and analytical skills. Most companies require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, with some preferring graduate degrees. In addition, many positions require extensive related experience. Some positions also require specific certifications such as becoming a Certified Lead Auditor.
Quality assurance managers in the operations department generally work indoors, although travel is necessary in many positions; this may involve driving to regional locations or traveling by plane on a regular basis. Work hours vary among companies and projects, but many of these managers work during typical business hours. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Quality Assurance Manager, Operations Tasks
- Develop and maintain quality assurance standards to ensure continuous improvement in operations processes.
- Create common business-specific quality metrics and standards, and track improvement against these metrics.
- Manage quality improvement activities or programs, and define objectives.
- Coordinate with the operations department to identify and implement quality enhancements.
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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager, Operations
Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance Manager, Operations has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance Manager, Operations with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance Manager, Operations with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance Manager, Operations which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 40 salaries. A Quality Assurance Manager, Operations with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 29 salaries.
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