Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

The average Quality Control Associate in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.82 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Quality Control Associates report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Control Associates (58 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,364 - $66,895
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$31K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,501
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$10.34 - $24.16
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$10
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,364 - $66,895  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$24,547 - $59,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $24.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.81 - $36.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
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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$24,547 - $59,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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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Typical Quality Control Associates report a focused set of job skills. Lucky workers who know Data Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Biotechnology and GMP Compliance are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 23 percent. Quality Assurance / Quality Control is a skill commonly found among those who know GMP Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Associate

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $36K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $40K. Quality Control Associates who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $37K on average.

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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 23%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 7%

Biotechnology
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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