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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Quality Control Supervisors in the United States come in at around $57K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Quality Control Supervisors varies from around $35K to approximately $82K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $6K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Quality Control Supervisors making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Quality Control Supervisors is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,642 - $82,207
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $57,489
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$12.46 - $27.16
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$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,642 - $82,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,824  
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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$34,929 - $81,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $27.16  
   
Overtime
$18.59 - $40.90  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,824  
   
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).
)
$34,929 - $81,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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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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There are some Quality Control Supervisors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Quality Managers, where earnings are an average $72K annually. Quality Control Supervisors typically move into roles as Quality Control Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, and those positions pay $4K more and $4K more, 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, GMP Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 52 percent, 34 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $53K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. Quality Control Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Quality Control Supervisors will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Quality Control Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+26 percent), Dallas (+22 percent), Irvine (+11 percent), and Raleigh (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 13 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.

Related Job Salaries

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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 129 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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