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Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salary

For Quality Control Specialists, annual average wages total $49K per year. Total incomes of Quality Control Specialists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $33K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $29K and $66K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women Quality Control Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,576 - $73,389
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,409
10%
50%
90%

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$12.16 - $23.44
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,576 - $73,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,041  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $32,772  
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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$29,140 - $66,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $23.44  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $34.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $32,772  
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).
)
$29,140 - $66,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284

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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.

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.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Specialist


Quality Control Specialists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Microsoft Office and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Specialist

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Quality Control Specialists, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Quality Control Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+15 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 2 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%
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