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Quality Assurance Worker - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Quality Assurance Worker"

How much does a Quality Assurance Worker in the federal government get paid? $101,817.48* *Based on the 2020 average.

Quality Assurance Worker was the 223rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 560 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Quality Assurance, with an average salary of $110,215.

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.

Job Description

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.

Agencies that have hired a Quality Assurance Worker

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Aviation Administration 41 $110,215.20
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 37 $93,084.38
Food and Drug Administration 33 $120,914.64
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 33 $79,876.48
Internal Revenue Service 32 $116,378.78
Department of Energy 32 $115,025.13
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 24 $102,216.38
U.S. Mint 24 $81,910.38
U.S. Coast Guard 22 $80,698.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 20 $121,832.05
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 20 $117,998.40
Dryden Flight Research Center 20 $117,930.10
National Institutes of Health 20 $99,098.40
Federal Emergency Management Agency 19 $100,632.42
Veterans Benefits Administration 17 $60,852.29
John F. Kennedy Space Center 17 $100,451.88
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12 $147,415.43
Langley Research Center 11 $103,182.27
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 11 $79,428.18
Veterans Health Administration 11 $78,693.09
Fpac Business Center 10 $75,266.80
Federal Student Aid 8 $121,840.25
Federal Highway Administration 8 $108,178.38
Government Printing Office 7 $121,481.14
Ames Research Center 7 $144,008.14
Departmental Administration 7 $105,661.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $101,601.43
Maritime Administration 6 $70,436.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $0.00
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $76,733.60
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $110,459.60
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $131,914.50
Department of State 3 $87,300.33
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 3 $130,191.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $94,201.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $58,783.33
Program Support Center 2 $69,969.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $147,525.00
Agricultural Research Service 2 $81,236.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $92,091.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $92,091.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $144,087.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $119,032.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $88,836.00
National Park Service 1 $84,118.00

Quality Assurance Worker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker is $101,817.48. The highest paid Quality Assurance Worker made $170,800 in 2020.

Common Quality Assurance Worker Payscales

Payscale Number of Quality Assurance Employees
GS - General Schedule 475
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 41
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 16
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 3
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 3
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 2
ZA - Administrative 1
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
PU - Government Printing Office, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

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 Administration and ProgramAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Irrigation System OperationTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
GuideTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Consumer Safety InspectionTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Nursing AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Quality Assurance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker was $69,360. Since then, the average pay has increased to $101,817 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1910.

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