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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (United States)

A typical Quality Control Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $56K per year. Overall cash earnings for Quality Control Supervisors stretch from $35K on the lower end to $82K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. Men working as Quality Control Supervisors just barely outnumber women at 59 percent. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's 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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
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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  
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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Quality Control Supervisors who advance into the role of a Quality Manager are fairly uncommon. Quality Managers $72K per year. 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.

Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Quality Control Supervisors only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed 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.
Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $53K on average. Quality Control Supervisors see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $61K. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining close to an eighth.

Pay Difference By Location

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Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Quality Control Supervisors, 29 percent above the national average. Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Houston.

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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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 125 votes.

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%