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Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

The average Quality Control Associate in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.49 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. About a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,881 - $66,275
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$32K
$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,641
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$10.33 - $23.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,881 - $66,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,964  
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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$24,587 - $62,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $23.17  
   
Overtime
$13.77 - $35.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,964  
   
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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$24,587 - $62,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212

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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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Quality Control Associates note just a narrow range 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 $44K. Quality Control Associates bring in $43K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

GMP Compliance
up arrow 17%

National Average
$37,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 21%
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