Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

The average Quality Control Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $60K per year. With some bonuses approaching $8K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Quality Control Supervisors spread between $33K and $82K depending on individual performance. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Quality Control Supervisors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Quality Control Supervisors. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,768 - $84,040
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$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,071
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$12.42 - $24.76
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$0$84K
Salary $39,768 - $84,040
Bonus $99.33 - $8,274
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,865
Total Pay (?
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$33,047 - $82,413
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 450
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.42 - $24.76
Overtime $19.16 - $37.65
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $99.33 - $8,274
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,865
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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$33,047 - $82,413
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 208

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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. Typical career progression for a Quality Control Supervisor involves becoming a Quality Control Manager or a Quality Assurance Manager, roles that pay $4K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


Survey results show that Quality Control Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Microbiology and GMP Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and People Management. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control (QC) Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control (QC) Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 281 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control (QC) Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Quality Control (QC) Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 202 salaries. A Quality Control (QC) Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,193

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

For those looking to make money, Quality Control Supervisors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Quality Control Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Fremont (+35 percent), Raleigh (+14 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Fort Worth (+11 percent). Quality Control Supervisors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Quality Control Supervisors in Houston bring in salaries that are 23 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Orlando and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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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
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

National Average
$55,000

▼1%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

Microbiology
▲49%


National Average
$55,000


Project Management
▼3%



People Management
▼7%

Data Analysis
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%
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