Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salary (United States)

A Quality Control (QC) Specialist earns an average wage of $16.97 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salary (?
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$32,277 - $71,818
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MEDIAN: $48,602
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Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salary (?
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$11.84 - $23.16
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,277 - $71,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $33,573  
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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$28,400 - $64,788  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $23.16  
   
Overtime
$16.35 - $34.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $33,573  
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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$28,400 - $64,788  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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
  • Support factory quality engineers and managers with customer and supplier issues.
  • Calibrate and maintain all gauges and test machines.
  • Perform routine testing to ensure quality and adherence to regulations and standards.
  • Conduct risk assessment and corrective action solutions.

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$43,000

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salaries

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Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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