Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

Quality Control Supervisors in the United States take home an average $57K annually. Total cash compensation for Quality Control Supervisors runs from $34K to $82K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Quality Control Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Quality Manager, where median compensation is $73K annually. A common career progression for a Quality Control Supervisor is to become a Quality Control Manager or a Manufacturing Quality Control Manager. Compared to Quality Control Supervisors, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $4K more.

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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 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $46K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Quality Control Supervisors make a median salary of $63K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,520

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

Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Quality Control Supervisors in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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). In Houston, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Orlando and 7 percent less in Memphis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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