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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.

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.

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Aviation Administration 46 $100,541.15
Food and Drug Administration 37 $112,166.03
Department of Energy 35 $97,092.07
Internal Revenue Service 31 $111,305.06
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 31 $78,737.19
U.S. Coast Guard 27 $77,256.96
U.S. Mint 25 $137,276.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 24 $81,150.92
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 24 $108,285.67
John F. Kennedy Space Center 24 $95,782.54
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 23 $112,192.04
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 21 $96,675.43
Federal Bureau of Investigation 20 $129,917.18
Dryden Flight Research Center 20 $109,444.30
Veterans Health Administration 18 $75,063.61
Veterans Benefits Administration 14 $60,148.29
National Institutes of Health 14 $95,157.00
Government Printing Office 12 $80,292.25
Farm Service Agency 12 $65,787.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $95,784.67
Langley Research Center 9 $97,394.78
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 8 $83,389.25
Ames Research Center 7 $118,448.57
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $74,640.14
Goddard Space Flight Center 7 $114,200.43
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $95,716.43
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $100,827.00
Departmental Administration 6 $89,492.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $0.00
Maritime Administration 6 $66,483.00
Federal Student Aid 6 $107,595.67
Bureau of Land Management 4 $80,919.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $50,978.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $74,969.67
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $88,144.33
Department of State 3 $68,492.67
Program Support Center 3 $62,839.33
Federal Highway Administration 2 $100,067.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $140,309.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $93,008.00
Indian Health Service 1 $54,742.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $130,618.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $124,628.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $107,460.00
National Park Service 1 $99,034.00

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: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 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.

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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