Vice President (VP), Quality Salary

VPs of Quality enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($154K) annually in the United States. Total cash compensation to VPs of Quality bottoms out near $107K and approaches $260K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $60K from bonuses and almost $49K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Male VPs of Quality who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$102,695 - $217,396
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Salary $102,695 - $217,396
Bonus $2,511 - $55,314
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $40,547
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$103,839 - $254,898
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 390

Job Description for Vice President (VP), Quality

The essential function of a vice president of quality is to ensure that the employees throughout the company are trained and performing properly to produce quality products and/or services. The vice president of quality must be highly knowledgeable person about the products and services offered by their organization, developing and refining the statistics and processes to assess quality and determine effective improvements. This is typically a full time position that takes place in an office setting. The vice president of quality generally reports to the chief executive officer (CEO) of their organization, providing information and solutions as needed.

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Vice President (VP), Quality Tasks

  • Create and communicate an overall vision for quality within the company, setting goals and recommending organizational changes to achieve these goals.
  • Communicate the company's quality system to customers.
  • Create an environment conducive to continuous quality improvement and implements systems to nurture quality excellence.
  • Promote consensus and quality throughout the company.
  • Focus quality initiatives on a pro-active rather a reactive structure.

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Popular Skills for Vice President (VP), Quality


VPs of Quality generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Total Quality Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Those listing Leadership as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Management and Risk Management / Risk Control also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Quality Improvement / QA are also skilled in Total Quality Management (TQM).

Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP), Quality

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP), Quality has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP), Quality with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $155,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP), Quality with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP), Quality which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $169,000 based on 194 salaries. A Vice President (VP), Quality with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $195,000 based on 196 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $171,329

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

For those looking to make money, VPs of Quality in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. VPs of Quality can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+25 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), Detroit (+19 percent), and Pittsburgh (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Milwaukee VPs of Quality earning much less — 30 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Miami (19 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP), Quality

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
51%

Experience Affects Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries

▲14%

National Average
$171,000

▼1%

▼10%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP), Quality Salaries




Strategic Planning
▲4%

Quality Improvement / QA
▲3%

National Average
$171,000

Six Sigma Black Belt
▼4%

Risk Management / Risk Control
▼12%

Project Management
▼20%

Leadership
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 6%