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Quality Assurance Worker - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Quality Assurance Worker"

How much does a Quality Assurance Worker in the federal government get paid? $102,994.96* *Based on the 2021 average.

Quality Assurance Worker was the 216th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 585 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing hired the most employees titled Quality Assurance, with an average salary of $97,591.

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
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 37 $97,590.81
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 37 $79,394.43
Federal Aviation Administration 36 $115,392.03
Food and Drug Administration 36 $123,532.11
Internal Revenue Service 33 $119,504.82
Department of Energy 31 $104,120.69
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 25 $108,353.72
U.S. Mint 24 $86,010.04
U.S. Coast Guard 24 $82,057.54
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 21 $122,270.05
National Institutes of Health 21 $101,549.29
Veterans Benefits Administration 21 $59,924.76
Dryden Flight Research Center 20 $122,329.20
John F. Kennedy Space Center 19 $99,499.63
Federal Emergency Management Agency 19 $103,269.79
Veterans Health Administration 18 $85,282.72
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 18 $122,748.11
Federal Bureau of Investigation 13 $151,767.86
Langley Research Center 12 $105,085.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 10 $83,045.20
Fpac Business Center 10 $77,207.20
Government Printing Office 9 $111,448.22
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 8 $110,326.88
Ames Research Center 8 $152,097.38
Federal Highway Administration 8 $110,507.63
Departmental Administration 7 $107,418.43
Maritime Administration 7 $71,837.29
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $79,857.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $0.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $114,100.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $125,043.40
Federal Student Aid 5 $123,273.80
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $95,694.75
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $136,717.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $60,975.00
Program Support Center 3 $67,763.00
Department of State 3 $89,204.67
Agricultural Research Service 2 $84,489.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $84,913.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $103,690.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $89,730.00
National Park Service 1 $90,725.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $168,382.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $122,530.00

Quality Assurance Worker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker is $102,994.96. The highest paid Quality Assurance Worker made $175,000 in 2021.

Common Quality Assurance Worker Payscales

Payscale Number of Quality Assurance Employees
GS - General Schedule 500
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 36
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
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 5
PU - Government Printing Office, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 3
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 1

Starting Paygrade: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker was $69,360. Since then, the average pay has increased to $102,995 in 2021.

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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