“I know he's talked about what a good experience it is and you can never have too much experience working in the lower leagues,” Hinchcliffe wrote on Skysports.com.
“But the big clubs don't come in for you every five minutes and Jimmy is going to have to weigh it up. I'm sure in time he can become a Championship manager and maybe beyond that but how many QPR's will come along for him and when?
“I know that might be attractive to fans and owners but ultimately it's about the job that he can do and he's proved clearly that he's adept at moving a team forward quickly,” added Hinchcliffe. “Players like playing for him, he's got a good style and a good attitude.”
Former Netherlands international striker Hasselbaink, who is a big name in English football, has been in charge of Burton since November 2014.
The Dutchman guided the Brewers to promotion to League One from League Two at the end of last season.
Burton are on course to winning promotion to the Championship, as they are doing exceptionally well in League One at the moment.
Hasselbaink’s side are third in the league table at the moment with 38 points from 19 matches. Burton are a point behind leaders Coventry City and have a game in hand.
Meanwhile, QPR are currently 12th in the Championship table with 23 points from 18 matches, five points behind sixth-place Birmingham City.