Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

Pay for Quality Control Associates in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.59 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,386 - $65,689
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$66K
MEDIAN: $41,687
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$10.51 - $23.56
(Median)
$11
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,386 - $65,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,986  
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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$24,862 - $61,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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 - $4,986  
   
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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$24,862 - $61,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Professional skills reported by Quality Control Associates are few in number. 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. On average, Quality Control Associates make $41K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Quality Control Associates with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $37K.

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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Experienced
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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 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 21%
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