Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

Pay for Quality Control Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $57K annually. Total cash compensation for Quality Control Supervisors runs from $35K to $82K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Control Supervisors (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,623 - $82,349
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,770
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$12.54 - $27.66
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,623 - $82,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,875  
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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$34,577 - $81,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 501
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $27.66  
   
Overtime
$18.62 - $41.48  
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 - $7,875  
   
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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$34,577 - $81,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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 $72K per year. Quality Control Supervisors typically move into roles as Quality Control Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers, and those positions pay $5K more and $4K more, 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 53 percent, 32 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $47K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $54K. Quality Control Supervisors bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $59K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Quality Control Supervisors in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Quality Control Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+22 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Irvine (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Houston. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Huntsville (1 percent less).

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
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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