An average Quality Control Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. Cash earnings for Quality Control Supervisors — including $8K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $82K depending on individual performance. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Quality Control Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,356 - $84,312
$39K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $59,355
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$12.22 - $24.42
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MEDIAN: $17.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,356 - $84,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,021  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$32,145 - $82,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $24.42  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $37.02  
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 - $8,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$32,145 - $82,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202

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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

  • Recommend manufacturing or technology aids to increase speed and efficiency.
  • Supervise the selection, workflow, training and development of staff.
  • Assess production process issues, and recommend improvements.
  • Supervise product testing to ensure procedure accuracy.
  • Assist in developing and implementing quality assurance programs to meet production standards and customer requirements.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


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For Quality Control Supervisors, progressing to a Quality Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Quality Manager can earn $73K annually. Quality Control Managers or Manufacturing Quality Control Managers are common next-step roles for Quality Control Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Quality Control Managers is $6K higher on average, and it's $5K higher for Manufacturing Quality Control Managers.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


Quality Control Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microbiology and GMP Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 55 percent and 19 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and People Management. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $54K. Quality Control Supervisors bring in $61K after working for 10 to 20 years. Quality Control Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,379

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

Quality Control Supervisors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Quality Control Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Fremont (+40 percent), Raleigh (+18 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Irvine (+12 percent). Quality Control Supervisors in Houston earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and San Diego (10 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%
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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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National Average
$53,000


People Management
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Data Analysis
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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