Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (United States)

Quality Control (QC) Supervisors in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $53,709 per year. Pay starts at $34,991 and can approach $81,758 per year on the higher side. Total cash compensation runs from $39,603 to $81,382, including potential for up to $8,131 each from bonuses and profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 59 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Control (QC) Supervisors. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (?
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$39,603 - $81,382
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MEDIAN: $56,398
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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (?
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$12.23 - $27.06
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,603 - $81,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,131  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,932  
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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$34,991 - $81,758  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$12.23 - $27.06  
   
Overtime
$19.16 - $42.74  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,131  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,932  
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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$34,991 - $81,758  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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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While not commonly found, Quality Control (QC) Supervisors who move on to become Quality Managers bring in an additional $17,860 annually. It is quite typical for Quality Control (QC) Supervisors to transition into roles as Quality Control Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, where expected earnings are an additional $4,333 or $4,252 per year.

Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Survey takers who work as Quality Control (QC) Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 3 percent respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.
Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $48K to $53K. Compensation is $62K after 10 to 20 years. Unfortunately, Quality Control (QC) Supervisors with considerable experience—two decades in the field—see paychecks plunge to $61K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Quality Control (QC) Supervisors, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent.

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

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$54,000

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

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$54,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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