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The average salary for a Quality Manager is $79,160.
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$52k - $115k
$795 - $15k
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$196 - $10k
$6k - $16k
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$50k - $120k

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Job Description for Quality Manager

Quality Manager Tasks
  • Work with line managers to identify and reach quality benchmarks.
  • Report on quality and safety at production facilities for each product.
  • Track warrantee, auditing, and customer feedback to improve process integrity.
  • Ensure that safety and quality measures are implemented on time and in accordance with regulations.
  • Inspect products, processes, and metrics to find opportunities to improve quality.

Job Satisfaction for Quality Manager

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The top respondents for the job title Quality Manager are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), WestRock Company and Grifols, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $116,312. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Baxter International Inc and Eaton Corporation, earning around $111,116 and $98,521, respectively. Air Hydro Power pays the lowest at around $44,535. Grifols, Inc and Android Industries also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $57,449 and $66,381, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Manager

Skills in Leadership and Process Improvement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Auditing, Quality Improvement / QA and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Manager

An entry-level Quality Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,400 based on 74 salaries. An early career Quality Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,562 based on 1,364 salaries. A mid-career Quality Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,110 based on 1,662 salaries. An experienced Quality Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,895 based on 2,203 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,089.
Employees with Quality Manager in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (9.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (5.6% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (1.7% less).

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