Quality Assurance Manager Salary

A little more than half of Quality Assurance Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $45K to $122K per year, and the average comes out to $76K annually. Total cash compensation to Quality Assurance Managers bottoms out near $45K and approaches $122K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $13K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Assurance Managers (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,005 - $118,303
$49K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,816
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$15.06 - $39.26
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MEDIAN: $21.72
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$0$123K
Salary $49,005 - $118,303
Bonus $512 - $15,241
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,224
Commission $37,355
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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$45,866 - $123,107
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,288
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.06 - $39.26
Overtime $21.77 - $49.84
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $512 - $15,241
Commission $37,355
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,224
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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$45,866 - $123,107
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 305

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Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager

Quality assurance managers are responsible for ensuring that products or services meet established standards. As these products and services vary greatly from industry to industry, so do the specifications of particular quality standards. Generally, quality assurance managers are concerned with maintaining minimum requirements for accessibility, reliability, and performance.

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Quality Assurance Manager Tasks

  • Create common business specific quality measurements and track improvement against these metrics.
  • Manage quality improvement activities.
  • Develop and maintain quality assurance standards and processes.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance Manager


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Quality Assurance Managers sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Quality. That role pays $153K per year on average. The most common promotion for Quality Assurance Managers is Quality Assurance Director, a position that typically pays $110K annually. Another standard transition for Quality Assurance Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Quality Manager role, where pay is often $73K.

Quality Assurance Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Assurance Manager


Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Honeywell Aerospace, Grifols, Inc, and Amazon.com Inc are all popular places to work. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $109K.

Popular Skills for Quality Assurance Manager


Quality Assurance Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Total Quality Management, Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Safety Compliance, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis. Those familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to know Leadership and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance Manager

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 1,132 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 1,156 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 1,250 salaries. A Quality Assurance Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 660 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,722

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

For those looking to make money, Quality Assurance Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Quality Assurance Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+45 percent), San Diego (+27 percent), Charlotte (+24 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Quality Assurance Manager Reviews

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

Quality Assurance Manager in Guatemala City:
"A day as a Quality Assurance Manager..."
Pros: Your day always starts with a review of the production areas. Then you get surprised with a different problem or adventure every day!
Cons: You don't get paid a lot and you rarelt get the opportunity to grow to other areas in the company.

Quality Assurance Manager in Miami:
"Very nice."
Pros: Work flexibility and office conditions.
Cons: Very hard to comunicate sometimes.

Quality Assurance Manager in Raleigh:
Pros: Flexibility, casual, first shift hours.
Cons: Small company equals less pay.

Quality Assurance Manager in Lancaster:
"A different challenge every day."
Pros: Gathering and analyzing data in the search of a solution to a problem. Research may be in the form of interviewing, digging into archives of building queries in the companies databases.
Cons: Completing surveys and forms for customers that are often repedative from one year to the next.

Quality Assurance Manager in Howard Lake:
"People and Customer Behavior Management."
Pros: Working with People and solving their needs.
Cons: Lack of pay.

Quality Assurance Manager in Madison:
"QA manager."
Pros: I like trying to improve processes.
Cons: Hearing "we've been doing it this way for 20 years, why change now?"

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance Manager

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 637 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲15%

National Average
$77,000

▼4%

▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 637 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%
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