How much does a Quality Assurance Manager make in the United States? The average Quality Assurance Manager salary in the United States is $126,283 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $112,774 and $141,814. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Quality Assurance Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Quality Assurance Manager Salary $100,474 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Quality Assurance Manager Salary $112,774 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Quality Assurance Manager Salary $126,283 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Quality Assurance Manager Salary $141,814 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Quality Assurance Manager Salary $155,955 US March 26, 2024
25% $112,774 10% $100,474 90% $155,955 75% $141,814 $126,283 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Quality Assurance Manager need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Calibration: In measurement technology and metrology, calibration is the comparison of measurement values delivered by a device under test with those of a calibration standard of known accuracy. Such a standard could be another measurement device of known accuracy, a device generating the quantity to be measured such as a voltage, a sound tone, or a physical artefact, such as a metre ruler. The outcome of the comparison can result in one of the following: no significant error being noted on the device under test a significant error being noted but no adjustment made an adjustment made to correct the error to an acceptable levelStrictly speaking, the term "calibration" means just the act of comparison, and does not include any subsequent adjustment. The calibration standard is normally traceable to a national standard held by a national metrological body.


Quality Management System: Enforcing a set of policies and procedures in coordinating and directing an organization to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Leadership 5.81%
Calibration 1.21%
Quality Management System 2.56%
Others 90.42%

Job Description for Quality Assurance Manager

Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure adherence to production quality standards. Monitors and audits process, material, and product testing against established standards and conducts a continuous analysis of quality defects and deviations. Being a Quality Assurance Manager identifies deficiencies or gaps in testing activities and develops solutions to ensure adequate and robust quality processes. Optimizes processes to comply with existing and new regulatory requirements. Additionally, Quality Assurance Manager typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director. The Quality Assurance Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Quality Assurance Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Quality Assurance Manager, the upper level is Quality Assurance Senior Manager and then progresses to Quality Assurance Director.

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Quality Assurance Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Quality Assurance Manager, the highest Quality Assurance Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Quality Assurance Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Quality Assurance Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Quality Assurance Manager salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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