A Quality Control (QC) Technician earns an average wage of $15.98 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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$31,380 - $59,888
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$31K
$42K
$60K
MEDIAN: $41,637
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$11.86 - $21.64
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,380 - $59,888  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,525  
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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$26,595 - $52,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $21.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.92 - $32.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $2,525  
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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$26,595 - $52,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,351
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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 by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,843

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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Technician Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Technician Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 27%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 15%

Process Improvement
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Data Analysis
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$37,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Internal Audit
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 255 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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