Quality Control (QC) Director Salary

The majority of Quality Control Directors in the United States — somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $52K to $173K per year, and the median is $98K annually. Total cash compensation to Quality Control Directors ranges from $52K on the lower end to $173K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $35K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Quality Control Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,555 - $159,069
(Median)
$56K
$98K
$160K
MEDIAN: $97,558
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50%
90%

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$11.79 - $34.84
(Median)
$12
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,555 - $159,069  
   
Bonus
$793 - $34,919  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,905  
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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$52,020 - $173,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $34.84  
   
Overtime
$25.82 - $68.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$793 - $34,919  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $34,905  
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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$52,020 - $173,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Quality Control (QC) Director

  • Define, track, and make recommendations about risks and potential quality concerns.
  • Organize and facilitate efficiency and lean initiatives across departments.
  • Set organizational standards and quality processes to ensure regulatory and brand quality.
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute plans to ensure the team achieves compliance and quality goals.
  • Establish and maintain budgets and stay within defined margins.

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Quality Control Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Quality Control Directors who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker earns $66K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $81K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $105K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $123K.

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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$100,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Director Salaries

National Average
$100,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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