Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

Quality Control Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $59K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Quality Control Supervisors range from $33K on the low end to $82K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $5K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Quality Control Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Quality Control Supervisors making up 52 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,506 - $83,846
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$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,405
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$12.26 - $24.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,506 - $83,846  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,032  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$32,562 - $81,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 417
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $24.13  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $37.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$32,562 - $81,901  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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Job Description for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Quality control (QC) supervisors are responsible for all aspects of quality control in an organization. They supervise the quality control department, which includes handling all personnel and policies. QC supervisors ensure their teams follow established rules for handling quality control issues; these rules are meant to address quality issues in a timely manner while retaining profitability. They assign work to employees and oversee schedules under the guidance of their manager and human resources guidelines. QC supervisors train new employees in the quality control department on proper testing procedures and safety habits. Because these supervisors handle day-to-day quality assurance activities, they are positioned to offer feedback on procedures and recommend improvements to management. Additionally, QC supervisors implement testing procedures as outlined by their manager and according to industry standards.

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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Tasks

  • Recommend manufacturing or technology aids to increase speed and efficiency.
  • Supervise the selection, workflow, training and development of staff.
  • Assess production process issues, and recommend improvements.
  • Supervise product testing to ensure procedure accuracy.
  • Assist in developing and implementing quality assurance programs to meet production standards and customer requirements.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


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At the upper end, Quality Control Supervisors who move into a Quality Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Quality Managers is a much higher $73K per year. Quality Control Supervisors most often move into positions as Quality Control Managers or Quality Assurance Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Quality Control Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Microbiology and GMP Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and People Management. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Quality Control Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $55K. For Quality Control Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,756

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

Home to some of the best pay for Quality Control Supervisors, New York offers exceptional salaries, 51 percent above the national average. Quality Control Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Fremont (+39 percent), Raleigh (+17 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Fort Worth (+13 percent). Quality Control Supervisors in Houston report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (11 percent lower) and San Diego (5 percent lower).

Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Reviews

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

Quality Control (QC) Supervisor in Albuquerque:
Pros: Training development, policy development, policy research, management.
Cons: Corporate culture, shifting guidelines, lack of transparency in promotional structure.

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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

▲20%

▲13%

▲2%

National Average
$54,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

Microbiology
▲53%



Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$54,000


People Management
▼4%


Data Analysis
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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