For Quality Control Associates, hourly average wages total $15.54 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. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,897 - $82,191
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MEDIAN: $50,769
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$10.52 - $24.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,897 - $82,191  
   
Bonus
$509 - $6,929  
Total Pay (?
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$23,816 - $66,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $38.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$509 - $6,929  
   
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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$23,816 - $66,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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


Quality Control Associates note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Biotechnology, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 12 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include GMP Compliance. Many workers who know GMP Compliance also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Associate

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $45K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Quality Control Associates make a median salary of $38K. Quality Control Associates who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $49K.

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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Associate

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
059
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 30%

Biotechnology
up arrow 12%


National Average
$39,000

GMP Compliance
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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