Quality Control Analyst Salary

The average Quality Control Analyst in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Control Analysts (58 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,186 - $70,792
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,125
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$13.72 - $26.10
(Median)
$14
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,186 - $70,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
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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$32,743 - $68,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $26.10  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $39.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,979  
   
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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$32,743 - $68,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Quality Control Analysts sometimes become Quality Control Managers, where the average income is $59K per year. Quality Control Analysts most often move into positions as Biotechnology Quality Control Analysts or Quality Control Supervisors; those groups report median salaries that are $2K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in HPLC, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Analyst

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $43K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. Quality Control Analysts with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Quality Control Analysts report making only $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Quality Control Analyst Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Analyst Salaries

HPLC
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$46,000

Data Analysis
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SQL
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 15%
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