Quality Assurance Worker - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Quality Assurance Worker"

How much does a Quality Assurance Worker in the federal government get paid? $69,359.57* *Based on the 2004 average.

Quality Assurance Worker was the 221st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 597 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the John F. Kennedy Space Center hired the most employees titled Quality Assurance, with an average salary of $63,662.

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
John F. Kennedy Space Center 114 $63,661.83
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 64 $62,702.54
Federal Aviation Administration 51 $77,681.59
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 39 $83,499.03
Department of Energy 38 $83,705.68
U.S. Mint 26 $53,906.35
Federal Bureau of Investigation 26 $74,494.04
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 25 $74,741.68
Langley Research Center 20 $68,433.90
Veterans Health Administration 14 $50,042.71
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $84,578.85
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 13 $65,724.62
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 13 $70,640.08
Maritime Administration 12 $66,494.67
National Institutes of Health 12 $67,457.17
U.S. Coast Guard 10 $60,022.10
Ames Research Center 9 $95,126.89
Dryden Flight Research Center 8 $77,985.13
Farm Service Agency 8 $49,339.38
Agricultural Research Service 8 $54,441.38
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 7 $57,852.29
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $56,335.00
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $60,368.57
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $75,331.40
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $76,343.00
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $70,405.00
Bureau of Land Management 4 $59,024.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $88,435.25
Federal Highway Administration 3 $81,085.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $109,793.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $77,818.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $47,333.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 2 $50,860.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $73,250.00
Federal Supply Service 2 $79,230.50
Department of State 2 $42,610.00
Departmental Offices 2 $67,897.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $58,193.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $56,425.00
Geological Survey 1 $76,261.00
National Park Service 1 $66,165.00
Government Printing Office 1 $59,024.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $76,916.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $90,692.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $99,413.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $99,413.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $79,301.00
Program Support Center 1 $52,594.00

Quality Assurance Worker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker is $69,359.57. The highest paid Quality Assurance Worker made $126,963 in 2004.

Common Quality Assurance Worker Payscales

Payscale Number of Quality Assurance Employees
GS - General Schedule 540
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 45
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 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

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 ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Plant Protection TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Correctional Institution AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Investigative AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Dental Laboratory Aid and TechnicianTechnical 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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