Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

Quality Control Supervisors in the United States take home an average $57K per year. Total cash compensation to Quality Control Supervisors bottoms out near $34K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Control Supervisors (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,511 - $82,270

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$12.41 - $27.34

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National Salary 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
Salary
$39,511 - $82,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,780  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,500  
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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$34,479 - $81,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 505
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $27.34  
   
Overtime
$18.70 - $41.23  
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 - $7,780  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,500  
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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$34,479 - $81,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


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Quality Control Supervisors may progress into high-paying roles like Quality Manager, where median compensation is $72K annually. It is quite typical for Quality Control Supervisors to transition into roles as Quality Control Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, where reported median earnings are $5K and $4K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


Quality Control Supervisors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Microbiology, GMP Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 31 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $47K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $54K. Quality Control Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $59K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


For Quality Control Supervisors, busy San Diego offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Quality Control Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+20 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Irvine (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average.

Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Reviews

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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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

Microbiology
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$54,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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