What does a QC Manager do?

QC managers have senior level responsibility for directing the quality control department, usually of a manufacturing or production operation. They perform or oversee testing and inspection processes and quality verification procedures. They recruit, hire, train, and supervise a team of QC specialists, analysts, and support staff. They develop, implement, and enforce department policies and protocol, and verify that staff are upholding mandatory quality standards. They may plan and produce training manuals, programs, or presentations. They also handle administrative duties such as budgeting and scheduling.

QC managers typically have a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field. They should have a background in roles that involve maintaining quality control standards, ideally in positions that involve supervisory responsibilities. These roles require leadership capabilities, highly developed analytical skills, and meticulous attention to detail.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

QC Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$92,721 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $93K
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QC Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a QC Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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QC Manager Insights

Read what QC Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Universal Chemicals Products
QC Supervisor
Jun. 17, 2021

“You learn to work with the minimum resources which is good I guess cause you don't make up excuses to get the job done.”

Test Manager
Jul. 1, 2021

“Career growth and incentives.”

Keywords StudiosKeywords Studios
Test Manager/Test Lead
Mar. 29, 2021

“Fairly straightforward promotion program (not great for development but clarifies how to advance)”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
Senior Test Manager
Mar. 20, 2020

“Good work life balance is good”

Quality Control Manager
Aug. 10, 2020

“Benefits are okay but not great”

DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Test Manager
Dec. 6, 2021

“Great work and life balance”

Test Manager
Jan. 17, 2021

“Good Work and life balance”

Test Manager
Dec. 29, 2020

“Best place to work and maintain a balanced life”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a qc manager

When working as a qc manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Test Automation, Linux Os, Gherkin, Frameworks and Agile Scrum.

The most similar professions to qc manager are:
  • QA Tester
  • QA Analyst
  • QA Engineer
  • QA Manager

The most common qualifications to become a qc manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.