Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

Median pay for Quality Control Associates in the United States is around $15.56 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. There are more female Quality Control Associates who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control Associates, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,837 - $82,333
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MEDIAN: $51,354
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$10.54 - $24.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$31,837 - $82,333  
   
Bonus
$506 - $6,500  
Total Pay (?
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$23,951 - $69,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.54 - $24.78  
   
Overtime
$15.59 - $38.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$506 - $6,500  
   
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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$23,951 - $69,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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 report a focused set 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 25 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include GMP Compliance. Competency in GMP Compliance frequently indicates knowledge of 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $40K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $43K on average. Quality Control Associates claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $45K on average.

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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Associate

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Data Analysis
▲25%

Biotechnology
▲9%


National Average
$40,000

GMP Compliance
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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