Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salary

Quality Control Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $17.01 per hour on average. In the world of Quality Control Specialists, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $73K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Quality Control Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Quality Control Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,320 - $81,241
$36K
$52K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,315
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$12.53 - $24.13
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$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.01
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$0$81K
Salary $36,320 - $81,241
Bonus $0.00 - $6,148
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $4,966
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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$29,299 - $72,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 250
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.53 - $24.13
Overtime $16.06 - $37.30
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,148
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $4,966
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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$29,299 - $72,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 252

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Job Description for Quality Control (QC) Specialist

Quality control (QC) specialists are in charge of supervising quality control for their organization and troubleshooting quality-related issues as they arise. They also perform quality-related tests to ensure products comply with company and legal standards. Quality control specialists need to possess strong communications skills to relay important quality control concepts to technical and non-technical professionals. Additionally, they must have excellent analytical abilities to identify quality problems and develop appropriate solutions in a timely manner. In all tasks, they must follow relevant safety regulations.

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Quality Control (QC) Specialist Tasks

  • Perform routine testing to ensure quality and adherence to regulations and standards.
  • Conduct risk assessment and corrective action solutions.
  • Support factory quality engineers and managers with customer and supplier issues.
  • Calibrate and maintain all gauges and test machines.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control (QC) Specialist


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Quality Control Specialists who move on to become Quality Control Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Quality Control Managers get paid an average of $59K per year. Quality Control Specialists most often move into positions as Quality Assurance Specialists or Quality Control Supervisors; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Specialist


Survey results imply that Quality Control Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Data Analysis, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 52 percent, 23 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office. A tool kit that includes Quality Assurance / Quality Control also typically contains Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control (QC) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control (QC) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control (QC) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 125 salaries. An experienced Quality Control (QC) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 112 salaries. A Quality Control (QC) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,810

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Quality Control Specialists, Houston provides a pay rate that is 55 percent greater than the national average. Quality Control Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+40 percent), Columbus (+35 percent), San Francisco (+34 percent), and Seattle (+31 percent). Quality Control Specialists in Kansas City earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Phoenix and Cincinnati are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 22 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Quality Control (QC) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Control (QC) Specialist?

Quality Control (QC) Specialist in Chicago:
"Do'nt really go into the city that much."
Pros: Diversity, street fairs and concerts.
Cons: Too Crowded - Too much violence - too expensive.

Quality Control (QC) Specialist in Albany:
"Very detailed oriented, like finding mistakes to correct."
Pros: Finding errors and fixing them and helping co-workers with error trends to prevent them from re-occurring.
Cons: Management-small department-no growth potential.

Quality Control (QC) Specialist in Oklahoma City:
Pros: Great workplace environment.
Cons: Pay stinks.

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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Specialist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salaries

▲41%

▲35%

National Average
$43,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salaries

Project Management
▲52%

Data Analysis
▲23%

Auditing
▲10%

National Average
$43,000






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%
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