Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Quality Control Supervisors in the United States is around $57K annually. Cash earnings for Quality Control Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $82K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Quality Control Supervisors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,526 - $82,804
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$40K
$57K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,307
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$12.27 - $27.43
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$12
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$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,526 - $82,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$34,120 - $81,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 556
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $27.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.26  
Overtime
$18.78 - $43.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,152  
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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$34,120 - $81,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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 who transition into a Quality Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $73K per year. When Quality Control Supervisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Quality Control Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $4K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


Quality Control Supervisors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Microbiology, GMP Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent, 23 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Quality Control Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $46K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $53K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Quality Control Supervisors make a median salary of $63K. Quality Control Supervisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,520

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San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Quality Control Supervisors, 33 percent above the national average. Quality Control Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+30 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), Raleigh (+18 percent), and Irvine (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (10 percent lower) and Memphis (7 percent lower).

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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National Average
$54,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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