Pay for Quality Control Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $59K per year. Cash earnings for Quality Control Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $82K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Quality Control Supervisors making up 51 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,602 - $83,488
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,640
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$12.28 - $25.19
(Median)
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,602 - $83,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,788  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,045  
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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$32,629 - $81,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 406
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $25.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.26  
Overtime
$18.18 - $37.43  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,788  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,045  
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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$32,629 - $81,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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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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At the upper end, Quality Control Supervisors who move into a Quality Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Quality Managers is a much higher $73K per year. Quality Control Supervisors most often move into positions as Quality Control Managers or Quality Assurance Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


Quality Control Supervisors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Microbiology, GMP Compliance, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 56 percent, 22 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. Most people who know 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.


For Quality Control Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $45K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $53K. Quality Control Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,004

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

For Quality Control Supervisors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Quality Control Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Raleigh (+19 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), Irvine (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Quality Control Supervisors in Grand Rapids make 35 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Houston and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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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
$53,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

Microbiology
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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