The average rate for a Quality Control (QC) Technician is $15.63 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Quality Control (QC) Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,788 - $52,127
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MEDIAN: $38,943
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Quality Control (QC) Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.48 - $21.47
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,788 - $52,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,072  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $3,009  
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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$25,928 - $51,305  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $21.47  
   
Overtime
$15.42 - $32.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,072  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $3,009  
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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$25,928 - $51,305  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,340
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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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$36,000
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Technician Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Technician Salaries

Troubleshooting
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Training
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$36,000
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Gender
Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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