Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

Average Quality Control Associates in the United States make around $15.82 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Control Associates (58 percent) survey respondents. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,364 - $66,895
(Median)
$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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Survey takers who work as 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. Employees educated in GMP Compliance are typically practiced in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Associate

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Quality Control Associates report making 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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