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QA Director
$90K-$111K / yr. (est.)
$91K
$100,987 / year
$111K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About QA Director

What does a QA Director do?

As QA Directors, we manage the team of QA Analysts, and establish quality assurance within an organization. We are responsible for the establishment and administration of QA methods. We build assessment practices and conduct their implementation. Improving key business and quality processes is one of our main duties.

Core tasks:

  • ensuring quality compliance with current QA practices
  • define key quality assurance programs
  • oversee group performance
  • providing support to the QA department
  • mentoring the QA team
  • writing reports

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming QA Director?
On average, people work 7+ years in other positions prior to becoming a QA Director.
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QA DirectorNew York City, NY - 11 months ago
Who has the patience to work for 7+ years in other positions? That's too long in my opinion. 😡
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QA DirectorMiami, FL - 11 months ago
7+ years? Ain't nobody got time for that! Can't they become a QA Director sooner? 🙄
How Long Do QA Director Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, QA Directors works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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Project ManagerChicago, IL - 11 months ago
I've seen many QA Directors come and go in my projects. Just because someone lasts long doesn't mean they're good at what they do.
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Marketing SpecialistLos Angeles, CA - 11 months ago
🙄 Is a QA Director a permanent fixture? No impressive accomplishment in my book!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for QA Director Employees?
Moderate job changes in QA Director, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Vice President OF QualityNew York City, NY - 11 months ago
Honestly, I'm not surprised by this. QA Directors always seem to be searching for greener pastures instead of fostering long-term growth.
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Quality Control TechnicianDallas, TX - 11 months ago
😠 I bust my tail as a Quality Control Technician while those QA Directors hop around like rabbits. Their commitment is a joke!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a QA Director's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a QA Director typically studied at.
Penn State University
Purdue University-Main Campus

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of QA Director Employees?
Gender ratio in QA Director position: 0.676964008572907 Male and 0.323035991427093 Female. Age ratio in QA Director position: 16-20: 2%, 21-30: 25%, 31-40: 40%, 41-50: 24%, 51-60: 8%, 60+: 1%. QA Director position is predominantly male (67.7%) with the largest age group being 31-40 years old, followed by 21-30 years old.
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QA DirectorSan Francisco, CA - 11 months ago
Seriously?! Only 1% of QA Directors are above 60? Ageism in tech strikes again! 👴
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QA DirectorMiami, FL - 11 months ago
As a QA Director for more than 20 years, I can attest to the lack of diversity and representation across the industry. We need change! ✊

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for QA Director?
Top employers of QA Director position: GE Healthcare, Merck, Novartis. People who work in QA Director position most typically go on to work for the GE Healthcare.
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QA DirectorSan Francisco, CA - 11 months ago
🤔 Hmm, I'm not seeing any mention of tech companies on this list. Seems like an outdated infographic. QA Directors should definitely consider the top tech companies!
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QA DirectorSeattle, WA - 11 months ago
🙌 Finally, someone acknowledging GE Healthcare's incredible QA Director program! It's world-class and has produced exceptional leaders in the field. Proud to be a part of it!
GE Healthcare
Merck
Novartis
What Industries Does QA Director Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of QA Director: Manufacturing, Information Technology, Health Care, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Retail. QA Director employees most likely come from a Manufacturing industry background.
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QA DirectorHouston, TX - 11 months ago
Y'all can complain all you want, but as a QA Director in the retail industry, our biggest problem is dealing with irresponsible suppliers who send us defective products. 🙄
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QA DirectorBoston, MA - 11 months ago
I have to constantly remind everyone that quality is not just the responsibility of the QA Director. It's a team effort and every person involved in the process should care about it. 😡

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Which qualifications are required for QA Director?
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8 months ago
Leadership and the ability to keep the customer complaint reconciliation to a minimum.
What typical dress code applies to working as a QA Director?
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9 months ago
garment trade only
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9 months ago
fashion trade garment
What is the women/men ratio in the job of QA Director?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
What is the typical age of people who work as a QA Director?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
The typical age is 36.
Do I need a lot of experience to be a QA Director?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
7 years of experience is needed on average for a QA Director.
What industries does a QA Director typically work in?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Manufacturing is the most probable for a QA Director to work in.
Is a degree needed to work as a QA Director?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Bachelor of Science degree is the typical for a QA Director
Where are you working as a QA Director?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
GE Healthcare, Merck, Novartis, Oracle and Pfizer employs the most people in the QA Director role.
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A year ago
Aveanna Home Health as a Manager not Director.
How many years do people work as a QA Director before changing their role?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
How frequently people change companies if they work as a QA Director?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
On average a QA Director works for only a few companies.
What jobs do people work in before becoming a QA Director?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Most people come from Quality Assurance Manager, Quality Manager or Director, Quality Assurance roles
What typical professions people working as a QA Director switch to?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Changing from a QA Director to Quality Assurance Manager, Director OF Quality or Vice President OF Quality is a typical career path.
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