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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (United States)

Pay for Quality Control Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K per year. 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 $5K, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Quality Control Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Quality Control Supervisors making up 58 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (?
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$39,508 - $81,609
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MEDIAN: $57,303
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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (?
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$12.37 - $27.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,508 - $81,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,948  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,017  
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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$34,853 - $81,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $27.50  
   
Overtime
$19.11 - $41.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,948  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,017  
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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$34,853 - $81,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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 Quality Control Supervisors do not often become Quality Managers, the job pays $72K per year on average. 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 $4K and $4K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Quality Control Supervisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with GMP Compliance, Project Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 17 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $48K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $54K on average. Quality Control Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $60K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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National Average
$54,000
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Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Quality Control Supervisors in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Quality Control Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+28 percent), Dallas (+28 percent), Irvine (+28 percent), and Raleigh (+17 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 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.

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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

GMP Compliance
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%