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Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

Median pay for Quality Control Associates in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.54 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. For the most part, Quality Control Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Quality Control Associates who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$32,004 - $66,194
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$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,841
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$10.27 - $23.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,004 - $66,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
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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$24,469 - $62,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $23.60  
   
Overtime
$13.77 - $35.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
   
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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$24,469 - $62,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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Job Description for Quality Control (QC) Associate

Quality control associates will work as a team to analyze products and services that have been completed by operations associates. High school diplomas plus two years experience in quality control are the minimum requirements. Bachelor's degrees are desirable but are not required as long as candidates have related experience. The candidates must be team players. Communications skills and attention to detailed are required. The jobs may require quality control associates to work overtime.

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Quality Control (QC) Associate Tasks

  • Document procedures and metrics to track performance and quality control.
  • Analyze data and create recommendations and guidelines to improve processes.
  • Manage processes across departments or laboratories for consistency and fit to standards.

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Survey takers who work as Quality Control Associates report a focused set of job skills. GMP Compliance and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Associate

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $45K. On average, Quality Control Associates make $42K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $38K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
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National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

GMP Compliance
up arrow 16%

National Average
$38,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 21%