Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

Quality Control Associates in the United States pull down an average of $15.59 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,409 - $65,625
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,811
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$10.51 - $23.56
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$11
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,409 - $65,625  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
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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$24,764 - $61,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.51 - $23.56  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $35.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
   
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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$24,764 - $61,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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 report a narrow range of specific 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $36K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. 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 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

GMP Compliance
up arrow 17%

National Average
$37,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 22%
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