Entry-Level Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer Salary

For Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers, annual average wages total $61K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers approaches anywhere from $39K on the lower end to $79K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,163 - $77,023
$45K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,658
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$12.74 - $29.49
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$18
$29
MEDIAN: $17.99
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$0$79K
Salary $45,163 - $77,023
Bonus $225.00 - $7,442
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $4,966
Commission $1,000
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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$39,103 - $79,302
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 561
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $29.49
Overtime $18.19 - $42.17
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $225.00 - $7,442
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $4,966
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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$39,103 - $79,302
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,676

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Surpassing the national average by 36 percent, Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers in Detroit receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+23 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Greenville (+11 percent). Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers in Grand Rapids report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Columbus and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less).

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
▲10%

Project Management
▲8%

Six Sigma Green Belt
▲8%

Statistical Analysis
▲6%

SolidWorks
▲6%


autodesk autocad
▲3%

Process Improvement
▲3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲1%

Data Analysis
▲1%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Word
▼5%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%


AutoCAD
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 11%
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