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Quality Assurance Worker - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Quality Assurance Worker"

How much does a Quality Assurance Worker in the federal government get paid? $93,273.20* *Based on the 2016 average.
547 EMPLOYEES
$51.02M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Quality Assurance Worker was the 225th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 547 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Quality Assurance, with an average salary of $96,615.

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 50 $96,614.68
Food and Drug Administration 38 $107,024.95
Internal Revenue Service 35 $106,825.49
Department of Energy 33 $102,289.42
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 31 $75,926.71
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 28 $108,295.18
U.S. Mint 26 $74,876.12
John F. Kennedy Space Center 24 $94,998.46
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 22 $112,136.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 21 $115,862.10
Dryden Flight Research Center 19 $105,978.95
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 17 $90,729.88
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 17 $97,637.53
Veterans Benefits Administration 17 $56,323.18
Veterans Health Administration 16 $71,098.94
Farm Service Agency 14 $66,178.29
Government Printing Office 12 $81,958.75
Federal Emergency Management Agency 12 $90,387.58
National Institutes of Health 12 $94,284.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 11 $73,650.91
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $90,416.33
Goddard Space Flight Center 8 $109,146.75
Langley Research Center 8 $93,240.13
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $69,260.86
Departmental Administration 6 $83,096.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $102,001.00
Maritime Administration 6 $63,887.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 5 $94,473.00
Department of State 4 $75,500.75
Federal Student Aid 4 $105,268.75
Bureau of Land Management 4 $77,149.25
Ames Research Center 4 $120,427.25
Agricultural Research Service 3 $73,461.33
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $92,207.00
Federal Highway Administration 3 $96,011.00
Program Support Center 3 $60,977.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $86,856.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $114,941.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $112,994.00
National Park Service 1 $96,698.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $130,664.00
Indian Health Service 1 $52,232.00

Quality Assurance Worker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Quality Assurance Worker is $93,273.20. The highest paid Quality Assurance Worker made $157,494 in 2016.

Common Quality Assurance Worker Payscales

Payscale Number of Quality Assurance Employees
GS - General Schedule 453
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 50
PG - Printing Office Grades 11
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 9
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 8
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 5
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
ZA - Administrative 1
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 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
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 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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