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Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salary

Earnings for Quality Control Specialists in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $33K, respectively — total cash payment to Quality Control Specialists can bottom out near $29K or peak near $65K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city 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. Women Quality Control Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction for Quality Control Specialists is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$33,071 - $71,536
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,127
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$12.04 - $23.21
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,071 - $71,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,913  
Profit Sharing
$1,485 - $33,338  
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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$28,826 - $65,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $23.21  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $34.68  
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 - $4,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,485 - $33,338  
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).
)
$28,826 - $65,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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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More often than not, Quality Control Specialists take top-notch roles like Quality Control Manager. Pay for that position is $58K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Specialist


Quality Control Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $47K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. For some reason, Quality Control Specialists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Quality Control Specialists in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Quality Control Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent) and Philadelphia (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 2 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Diego.

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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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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 113 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%