Quality Control (QC) Associate Salary

An average Quality Control Associate in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.51 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Quality Control Associates is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,431 - $66,066

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$10.42 - $23.56

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,431 - $66,066  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,926  
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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$24,720 - $60,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $23.56  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $35.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,926  
   
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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$24,720 - $60,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. Quality Control Associates who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Quality Control Associates who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $38K.

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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
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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
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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
55%
5-9 years
17%
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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