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

The average Entry-Level Quality Control Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $61K per year. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers varies from around $40K to approximately $80K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $5K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,426 - $77,441
$45K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,606
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$13.52 - $29.16
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$45,426 - $77,441  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $7,717  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,068  
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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$40,474 - $79,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 542
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $29.16  
   
Overtime
$15.22 - $40.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$152.05 - $7,717  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$197.27 - $5,068  
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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$40,474 - $79,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,048

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Surpassing the national average by 35 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 (+22 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Chicago (+12 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 (9 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
15%
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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
▲7%

Statistical Analysis
▲5%

SolidWorks
▲5%

autodesk autocad
▲3%


Process Improvement
▲2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

Microsoft Word
▼6%


AutoCAD
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 9%
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