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

Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers take home an average $61K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers can bottom out near $40K or peak near $79K depending on individual performance. The majority of Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,283 - $76,875
$44K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $60,529
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$13.44 - $28.44
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$28
MEDIAN: $18.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$44,283 - $76,875  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $6,919  
Profit Sharing
$130.00 - $6,250  
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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$39,806 - $78,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 501
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $28.44  
   
Overtime
$13.88 - $42.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$400.00 - $6,919  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$130.00 - $6,250  
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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$39,806 - $78,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,097

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers, Detroit offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+19 percent), Boston (+10 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Cleveland (+3 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Quality Control Engineers in Grand Rapids earning a whopping 30 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Denver and 10 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer Salaries

Six Sigma Black Belt
▲8%

Project Management
▲7%

Six Sigma Green Belt
▲7%

Statistical Analysis
▲4%

SolidWorks
▲4%

autodesk autocad
▲3%

Process Improvement
▲3%


Data Analysis
▼0%

National Average
$60,000


Microsoft Office
▼2%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼7%

Microsoft Word
▼7%

AutoCAD
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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