Median pay for Quality Control Associates in the United States is around $15.85 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Control Associates. Female Quality Control Associates are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,022 - $81,058
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MEDIAN: $49,922
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$10.42 - $24.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,022 - $81,058  
   
Bonus
$511 - $6,904  
Total Pay (?
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$23,953 - $67,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $24.68  
   
Overtime
$15.78 - $38.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$511 - $6,904  
   
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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$23,953 - $67,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Associate


Job skills reported by Quality Control Associates are limited. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis and Biotechnology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $38K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $36K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$38,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Associate Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 30%

Biotechnology
up arrow 13%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$38,000

GMP Compliance
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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