Quality Control (QC) Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Quality Control (QC) Technician is $15.77 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Quality Control (QC) Technician Salary (?
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$29,984 - $52,421
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MEDIAN: $39,101
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Quality Control (QC) Technician Salary (?
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$11.63 - $21.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,984 - $52,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$25,968 - $51,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $21.41  
   
Overtime
$15.65 - $31.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$25,968 - $51,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,188
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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
  • Support factory quality engineers and managers with customer and supplier issues.
  • Calibrate and maintain all gauges and test machines.
  • Perform routine testing to ensure quality and adherence to regulations and standards.
  • Conduct risk assessment and corrective action solutions.

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Seattle
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Tampa
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$36,000
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Technician Salaries

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$36,000

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Technician Salaries

Troubleshooting
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Data Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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Training
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%