Mid-Career Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector Salary

Mid-Career Quality Control Inspectors can expect wages of $17.69 per hour on average. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Quality Control Inspectors runs from $27K to $75K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Mid-Career Quality Control Inspectors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Quality Control Inspectors is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,464 - $83,033
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,663
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$11.97 - $28.03
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,464 - $83,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,482  
Profit Sharing
$291.87 - $6,040  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$27,116 - $75,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 257
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $28.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$16.95 - $45.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,482  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$291.87 - $6,040  
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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$27,116 - $75,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 867
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,021

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For Mid-Career Quality Control Inspectors, Portland provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Quality Control Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+39 percent), San Jose (+39 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Cleveland and Johnstown (8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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

Microsoft Office
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Blueprints
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Precision Measurement
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$42,000

Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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