Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

Earnings for Quality Control Associates in the United States come in at around $15.54 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Quality Control Associates survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,183 - $84,358
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MEDIAN: $51,953
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$10.61 - $24.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,183 - $84,358  
   
Bonus
$582 - $6,389  
Total Pay (?
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$24,359 - $70,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.61 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$15.89 - $39.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$582 - $6,389  
   
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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$24,359 - $70,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Associate


Typical Quality Control Associates report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis and Biotechnology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include GMP Compliance. Aptitude in GMP Compliance tends to also indicate an understanding of Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Associate

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control (QC) Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control (QC) Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 129 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control (QC) Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Quality Control (QC) Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 26 salaries. A Quality Control (QC) Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Associate

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Data Analysis
▲23%

Biotechnology
▲7%


National Average
$41,000

GMP Compliance
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 17%
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