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.
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
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|
|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 Administration and Program||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Irrigation System Operation||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Guide||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Consumer Safety Inspection||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Nursing Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-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.
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