The median salary for Quality Control Engineers in the United States is $64K annually, and compared to other cities, Montgomery offers the biggest paychecks at around $78K on average. Quality Control Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Greenville (+21 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), Detroit (+17 percent), and Houston (+4 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$46,832 - $87,246
$47K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $63,982
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$14.52 - $34.78
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MEDIAN: $21.60
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,832 - $87,246  
   
Bonus
$248.32 - $8,133  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,603  
Commission
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$43,318 - $88,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 954
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $34.78  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $45.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$248.32 - $8,133  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,603  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,318 - $88,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer

Quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) engineers are responsible for ensuring the quality of products and services produced by their company. They oversee the manufacturing of products and they are involved in every stage of making a product--from development and manufacturing to packaging.

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Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer Tasks

  • Perform and coordinate inspections and determine quality assurance testing models of raw materials and finished products.
  • Prepare, document, and execute detailed test plans, test cases, and defect reports.
  • Review and approve quality requirements for manufacturing planning, supplier purchase orders, and engineering specifications to ensure contract compliance.
  • Develop, document, and audit practices, program quality, and metrics reporting system.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer


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Quality Control Engineers who go on to become Test Automation Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Test Automation Engineers is $88K annually. When Quality Control Engineers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Quality Managers or Quality Assurance Managers. Those roles pay an additional $10K and $6K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer


Survey results imply that Quality Control Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Process Improvement, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and SolidWorks. Most people experienced in Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Quality Control Engineers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $67K. Quality Control Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Quality Control Engineers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $71K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,510

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer Salaries




National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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