Quality Assurance Worker - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Quality Assurance Worker"How much does a Quality Assurance Worker in the federal government get paid? $94,811.27* *Based on the 2018 average.
Quality Assurance Worker was the 223rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 570 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Quality Assurance, with an average salary of $100,541.
Government Quality Assurance jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Quality Assurance job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes all positions the duties of which are to perform, administer, or advise on work concerned with assuring the quality of products acquired and used by the Federal Government. The work of this occupation involves: (1) the development of plans and programs for achieving and maintaining product quality throughout the item's life cycle; (2) monitoring operations to prevent the production of defects and to verify adherence to quality plans and requirements; and (3) analysis and investigation of adverse quality trends or conditions and initiation of corrective action. The duties of these positions require analytical ability combined with knowledge and application of assurance principles and techniques, and knowledge of pertinent product characteristics and the associated manufacturing processes and techniques.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Quality Assurance Worker
Quality Assurance Worker Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker is $94,811.27. The highest paid Quality Assurance Worker made $164,835 in 2018.
Common Quality Assurance Worker Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Quality Assurance Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||489|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||46|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||11|
|NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin||10|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||5|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||2|
|ZA - Administrative||1|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||1|
|EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only||1|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||1|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||1|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||1|
|PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$26,915.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$142,180.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||1900 QUALITY ASSURANCE, INSPECTION, AND GRADING GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Quality Assurance jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Financial Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Plant Protection Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Correctional Institution Administration||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Investigative Analysis||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Dental Laboratory Aid and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Quality Assurance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker was $69,360. Since then, the average pay has increased to $94,811 in 2018.
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