Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

Quality Control Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $57K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Quality Control Supervisors stretch from $34K on the lower end to $82K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Control Supervisors (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Quality Control Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,560 - $82,289
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,941
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$12.38 - $27.50
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$12
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,560 - $82,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,853  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,500  
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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$34,404 - $81,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 504
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $27.50  
   
Overtime
$18.68 - $41.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,853  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,500  
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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$34,404 - $81,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Quality Manager. The latter position pays an average of $72K annually. Quality Control Supervisors most often move into positions as Quality Control Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $4K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Quality Control Supervisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Microbiology, GMP Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 31 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Most people experienced in 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $47K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $54K on average. Quality Control Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. For some reason, Quality Control Supervisors with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Quality Control Supervisors, 28 percent above the national average. Quality Control Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Irvine (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 15 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 1 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Columbus and Huntsville.

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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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$54,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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