Quality Job Description & Salaries

Quality Job Descriptions & Salaries

View our pharmaceutical job descriptions and salary guide and see which position is best for you along with your estimated starting salary.

Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist


Job description – This role is engaged in different testing methodologies as well as environmental and raw material sampling in accordance with cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices). The role further requires monitoring of process outputs, reporting on performance and giving advice.

Salary ranges* based on years of experience ($) – 3-5 years: 60,000 – 80,000

Ideal background – Bachelor’s degree (ideally in manufacturing or engineering), entry with HND possible with relevant experience.

Career path – Senior QA Specialist > QA Manager > QA Director

Quality Control (QC) Specialist


Job description – Carry out lab testing of products prior to lot release, also tasked with calibration and maintenance of lab equipment.

Salary ranges* based on years of experience ($) – 3-5 years: 45,000 – 70,000

Ideal background – Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline (ideally biology, biotechnology or microbiology), working knowledge of relevant protocols and regulations.

Career path – Senior QC Specialist > Quality Control (QC) Manager > QC Director

Project Quality Engineer


Job description – Develops systems and system documentation to ensure manufacturing meets all internal and external quality quality requirements. This involves reviewing of contractual documentation to highlight quality requirements. In addition, reviews systems and documentation regularly to analyse effectiveness and review or rewrite where necessary.

Salary ranges* based on years of experience ($) – 1-5 years: 45,000 – 75,000

Ideal background – Bachelor’s degree in engineering, previous experience as a Quality Engineer is highly desirable.

Career path – Senior Project Quality Engineer

Employment outlook – Kelly Services ‘hot job’ for 2015.

Quality Engineer


Job description – Provides quality assurance support, ensuring that the operations continue in accordance with quality requirements while maintaining efficiency.

Salary ranges* based on years of experience ($) – 1-5 years: 45,000 – 75,000

Ideal background – Degree in engineering and good knowledge of quality systems – previous experience in quality engineering advantageous

Career path – Senior Quality Engineer

Employment outlook – Kelly Services ‘hot job’ for 2015.

Associate Quality Engineer


Job description – Provision of Quality Assurance support to manufacturing process to ensure that all quality requirements are met whilst production is efficient, supplies suggestions of strategy improvement. Also involved in extensive testing of final product to ensure standards prior to distribution.

Salary ranges* based on years of experience ($) – 2-5 years: 24,000 – 38,400

Ideal background – Bachelor’s degree in engineering or lower level engineering qualification with work experience in technician role.

Career path – Quality Engineer

Employment outlook – Kelly Services ‘hot job’ for 2015.