Quality Control Manager Salary

Quality Control Managers in the United States can expect wages of $67K per year on average. Total cash compensation for Quality Control Managers runs from $38K to $97K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,506 - $98,327
$44K
$67K
$98K
MEDIAN: $66,955
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$13.77 - $32.24
$14
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.31
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$0$98K
Salary $43,506 - $98,327
Bonus $0.00 - $11,920
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,515
Commission $4,600
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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$37,741 - $97,749
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 813
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $13.77 - $32.24
Overtime $19.04 - $44.81
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $0.00 - $11,920
Commission $4,600
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,515
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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$37,741 - $97,749
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 237

Job Description for Quality Control Manager

Quality control managers work in a wide variety of industries and production settings. A quality control manager first samples or tests the product; they analyze the product from the eyes of a consumer and make recommendations on how to improve production and the product. Quality control managers must write detailed reports on the production process and the product they are examining, and they must be able to explain technical concepts in an understandable way to their managers.

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Quality Control Manager Tasks

  • Evaluate existing procedures, recommend revisions, and conduct internal audits to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Provide support for new projects and coordinate with the production teams and personnel to troubleshoot licensing or compliance issues.
  • Monitor and train team of managers and inspectors, and develop rapport with owners, resource suppliers, and contractors.
  • Design and implement a Quality Control Plan and ensure its annual update and approval according to government regulations.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Manager


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At the upper end, Quality Control Managers who move into a Quality Assurance Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Quality Assurance Directors is a much higher $110K per year. The most common career progression for Quality Control Managers leads to becoming a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager, where pay is typically $58K. However, many Quality Control Managers also opt to become Quality Managers, a position that pays $73K on average.

Quality Control Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quality Control Manager


Quality Control Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Powerpoint, Regulatory Compliance, Auditing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Total Quality Management. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Manager

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 400 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 384 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 342 salaries. A Quality Control Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 188 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,112

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

Quality Control Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Quality Control Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+23 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), Austin (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Quality Control Managers in Elkhart earning a whopping 43 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (18 percent less) and Richmond (17 percent less).

Quality Control Manager Reviews

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

Quality Control Manager in Bakersfield:
"New company overview."
Pros: Construction is a fun and fast paced environment. Creating the processes for continued growth is challenging.
Cons: Changes arising from a new ownership have made roles and positions less clear. Reduction in pay and lack of support in efforts to advance have created a stressful environment.

Quality Control Manager in Atlanta:
"Looking Up, Moving Forward."
Pros: Being a QC Manager allows me the opportunity to strectch myself. I have learn much about managing projects and people. Coming from a heavy construction background, implementing what I've learned in school is a joy. Adding to my experience in the construction field is a definite advantage.
Cons: What I like least about my job is, the contract that I signed is not necessarily honored by upper management. That make you feel somewhat unappreciated, eventhough you are holding up your end of the bargain.

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Key Stats for Quality Control Manager

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Quality Control Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

National Average
$64,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Quality Control Manager Salaries

▲6%



Auditing
▲3%


GMP Compliance
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼2%








Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 231 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 17%