The average Quality Control Analyst in the United States earns approximately $51K per year. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Control Analysts (56 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,690 - $72,366
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$38K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,322
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$14.35 - $29.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,690 - $72,366  
   
Bonus
$755 - $5,996  
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
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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$33,946 - $69,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $29.48  
   
Overtime
$20.77 - $45.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$755 - $5,996  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
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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$33,946 - $69,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 250
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Job Description for Quality Control Analyst

Quality control analysts are responsible for analyzing and proposing effective solutions for quality-control issues in their organization. One of their main responsibilities include overseeing a production environment, including conducting quality-control testing, creating reports that specify issues that need to be fixed, and making recommendations for increasing quality output while reducing the use of company resources. They implement control techniques for more efficient production, perform audits, and conduct maintenance duties to improve quality,and generate cost savings.

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Quality Control Analyst Tasks

  • Document results and compare against control groups.
  • File reports for failed materials and ensure accordance with procedural safety regulations.
  • Work with large datasets to identify, assess, and correct inaccuracies.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Analyst


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Quality Control Analysts who transition into a Medical Devices Quality Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $69K per year. Becoming a Biotechnology Quality Control Analyst or a Quality Control Supervisor is a common transition from a Quality Control Analyst role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Control Analyst


Quality Control Analysts seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), where the average salary comes to $69K.

Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst


Quality Control Analysts seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 27 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those proficient in Data Analysis are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Analyst

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


For Quality Control Analysts, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $46K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Quality Control Analyst generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,056

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

Quality Control Analysts will find that Charlotte offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Quality Control Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Frederick (+19 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cincinnati. Employers in Fort Collins and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Quality Control Analyst Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Analyst Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 31%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 27%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 15%

SQL
up arrow 8%

HPLC
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National Average
$49,000

GMP Compliance
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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