Quality Background

Potential Job Roles and Salaries

What kind of roles would I be suitable for based on my quality background?

If your current or previous job was in quality in nutritional, beverage, food or dairy manufacturing,  you could retrain to perform the SAME OR SIMILAR job within the high-paying pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing industry.

Here are some of the typical roles and the expected salaries:

Quality Assurance Associate

Monitors and records results from processes and procedures within manufacturing industries. Results are continually compared to predetermined expected ranges and any deviation from expected results leads to corrective measures.

Some companies might call this role:

  • QA Associate
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Technician
  • QA Specialist
  • Plant Quality Assurance Senior Associate
  • QA Specialist – Raw Materials
  • QA Compliance Specialist
  • QMS/QA Specialist
  • QA Internal Auditor
  • QA Compliance Manager
  • Quality Systems Coordinator
  • Starting Salary: €32,000 to €38,000
  • After 3 Years: €38,000 to €50,000
  • After 5 Years: €50,000 to €65,000

Some companies might call this role:

  • QA Associate
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Technician
  • QA Specialist
  • Plant Quality Assurance Senior Associate
  • QA Specialist – Raw Materials
  • QA Compliance Specialist
  • QMS/QA Specialist
  • QA Internal Auditor
  • QA Compliance Manager
  • Quality Systems Coordinator
  • Starting Salary: $38,840
  • After 2 Years: $48,550
  • After 5 Years: $58,260

Quality Control Analyst

Tests the product of a manufacturing process to ensure that it meets with predefined criteria. The completion of this quality check ensures that the final product is safe to release for sale or distribution.

Some companies might call this role:

  • Quality Control Associate
  • Quality Control Microbiology Analyst
  • Quality Control Specialist,
  • Quality Control Analyst FTC
  • QC Analyst, QC Scientist
  • QC Micro Technician
  • QC Microbiology Analyst
  • QC Drug Product Technologist
  • QC Specialist -LIMS
  • Starting Salary: €32,000 to €38,000
  • After 3 Years: €38,000 to €50,000
  • After 5 Years: €50,000 to €65,000

Some companies might call this role:

  • Quality Control Associate
  • Quality Control Microbiology Analyst
  • Quality Control Specialist,
  • Quality Control Analyst FTC
  • QC Analyst, QC Scientist
  • QC Micro Technician
  • QC Microbiology Analyst
  • QC Drug Product Technologist
  • QC Specialist -LIMS
  • Starting Salary: $38,840
  • After 2 Years: $48,550
  • After 5 Years: $58,260

Quality Engineer

Works within the quality team to ensure the overall quality of a manufactured product and are tasked with creating documentation, devising quality tests and defining the criteria a test result should meet. They play a key role in fixing issues when they arise.

Some companies might call this role:

  • QA Engineer
  • QC Engineer
  • Starting Salary: €45,000 to €55,000
  • After 3 Years: €55,000 to €65,000
  • After 5 Years: €65,000 to €75,000

Some companies might call this role:

  • QA Engineer
  • QC Engineer
  • Starting Salary: $50,400
  • After 2 Years: $99,250
  • After 5 Years: $110,100

Documentation Specialist

The individual responsible for the writing, distribution, collection, storage and maintenance of a company’s documentation. In highly regulated industries, these activities are a requirement for regulatory compliance.

Some companies might call this role:

  • Document Controller
  • Documentation Coordinator
  • Starting Salary: €28,000 to €35,000
  • After 3 Years: €35,000 to €40,000
  • After 5 Years: €40,000 to €45,000

Some companies might call this role:

  • Document Controller
  • Documentation Coordinator
  • Starting Salary: $38,000
  • After 2 Years: $47,500
  • After 5 Years: $57,000

References

Salaries are calculated as 80%, 100% and 120% of BLS averages.

Food Science, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Pharmacology, Pharmacy or Pharmacy Technician background?

Take our “Conversion Course into Quality Roles in Pharma” to work in QA, QC or Lab Roles

Ideal for:

  • anyone with food science, quality assurance, quality control, laboratory science, pharmacist or pharmacy technician background

…who want: to work in a quality control, quality assurance or laboratory role in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry

Duration: 15 weeks
Delivery: Completely ONLINE with weekly progress checks
Hours per week: 14
Awarding body: GetReskilled

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