Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (United States)

Quality Control (QC) Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $53,709 per year. Pay begins at $34,991 on the low end and climbs to $81,758 per year near the top. Overall cash earnings of Quality Control (QC) Supervisors stretch from $34,991 near the bottom to $81,758 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $8,131 each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Quality Control (QC) Supervisors are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 59 percent of the field. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control (QC) Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This outline 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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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary (?
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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  
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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
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$12.23 - $27.06  
   
Overtime
$19.16 - $42.74  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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$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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While not commonly found, Quality Control (QC) Supervisors who move on to become Quality Managers bring in an additional $17,860 annually. When Quality Control (QC) Supervisors are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Quality Control Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, where they can expect an additional $4,333 or $4,252 per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Survey takers who work as Quality Control (QC) Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. Project Management and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 3 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.
Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $48K to $53K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $62K. Quality Control (QC) Supervisors' salaries shift downward after two decades on the job, averaging $61K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Quality Control (QC) Supervisors, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in 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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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%