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Quality Assurance Worker - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Quality Assurance Worker"

How much does a Quality Assurance Worker in the federal government get paid? $86,389.75* *Based on the 2010 average.

Quality Assurance Worker was the 208th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 649 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Quality Assurance, with an average salary of $72,988.

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
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 73 $72,987.60
John F. Kennedy Space Center 54 $87,157.02
Federal Aviation Administration 52 $87,718.79
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 41 $99,202.56
National Institutes of Health 32 $89,807.09
Internal Revenue Service 31 $94,283.90
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 31 $107,451.94
Department of Energy 29 $103,856.97
U.S. Coast Guard 22 $69,543.91
U.S. Mint 21 $69,925.81
Federal Bureau of Investigation 19 $107,318.53
Farm Service Agency 18 $62,294.94
Government Printing Office 16 $82,061.94
Veterans Benefits Administration 15 $48,319.73
Veterans Health Administration 15 $65,843.40
Langley Research Center 14 $88,441.57
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 14 $88,191.71
Dryden Flight Research Center 13 $102,412.15
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $102,043.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $84,764.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 11 $83,425.91
Maritime Administration 11 $70,166.64
Food and Drug Administration 10 $105,900.10
Agricultural Research Service 8 $75,896.88
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $72,491.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 6 $101,998.33
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $74,744.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $105,093.83
Bureau of Land Management 5 $72,501.40
Departmental Administration 5 $72,462.20
Ames Research Center 5 $125,333.40
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $92,909.60
Program Support Center 4 $56,397.00
Federal Highway Administration 3 $105,422.33
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $54,641.67
Transportation Security Administration 3 $128,837.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $68,020.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $72,442.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $127,519.00
National Park Service 2 $82,885.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $91,368.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $119,242.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $140,759.00
Department of State 1 $52,061.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $87,815.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $117,242.00

Quality Assurance Worker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker is $86,389.75. The highest paid Quality Assurance Worker made $160,240 in 2010.

Common Quality Assurance Worker Payscales

Payscale Number of Quality Assurance Employees
GS - General Schedule 546
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 47
PG - Printing Office Grades 12
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 11
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 11
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 2
EG - Consultant (other) 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker was $69,360. Since then, the average pay has increased to $92,478 in 2017.

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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