Quality Control (QC) Technician Salary

A Quality Control (QC) Technician earns an average wage of $16.09 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Quality Improvement / QA and Precision Measurement.
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$31,685 - $60,869
$32K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,589
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$12.06 - $21.84
$12
$16
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MEDIAN: $16.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,685 - $60,869  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,062  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,425  
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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$26,795 - $54,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.06 - $21.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.33 - $33.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,062  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,425  
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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$26,795 - $54,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,412

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Job Description for Quality Control (QC) Technician

Quality control (QC) technicians are a crucial part of almost all manufacturing operations. Contrary to what some believe, they are not only involved as a final check before a product goes out the door; they are also responsible for verifying the quality of the basic materials received (as using a flawed material in the production process will inevitably result in a flawed end product) as well as every step in the manufacturing process. 

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Quality Control (QC) Technician Tasks

  • Perform routine testing to ensure quality and adherence to regulations and standards.
  • Conduct risk assessment and corrective action solutions.
  • Support factory quality engineers and managers with customer and supplier issues.
  • Calibrate and maintain all gauges and test machines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Technician

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control (QC) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control (QC) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 1,071 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control (QC) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 371 salaries. An experienced Quality Control (QC) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 318 salaries. A Quality Control (QC) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 140 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,253

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Quality Control (QC) Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Control (QC) Technician?

Quality Control (QC) Technician in Columbiana:
"Competitive and new info learned daily. Quality is my goal."
Pros: I make a difference for the better for both my employer and myself. I also learn new knowledge and skills daily to help me excel at my duties with the most quality and efficiency possible that will also help me to advance in my field of expertise should I be offered an opportunity for advancement.
Cons: Long stressful hours because of poor scheduling management and have to forfeit all family and/or leisure time and have to stay late or come in early because of last minute schedule changes of product ship dates and times.

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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Technician

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Technician Salaries

▲20%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$37,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Technician Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
▲25%

Precision Measurement
▲13%







National Average
$37,000


Training
▼1%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼3%

Internal Audit
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 16%
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