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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

Quality Control Supervisors in the United States take home an average $57K per year. Total cash compensation to Quality Control Supervisors bottoms out near $35K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Quality Control Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Quality Control Supervisors making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,481 - $81,650
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $57,348
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$12.47 - $27.50
(Median)
$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
$39,481 - $81,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,772  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,817  
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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$34,690 - $81,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 479
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.47 - $27.50  
   
Overtime
$18.98 - $40.65  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,772  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,817  
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).
)
$34,690 - $81,558  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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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 seen, Quality Control Supervisors who transition into a Quality Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Quality Managers is $72K per year. 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


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, 33 percent, and 19 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. The majority of those 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $53K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. 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 $60K by contrast.

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 131 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

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: 65% employee benefits None: 11%