Quality Control Analyst Salary

For Quality Control Analysts, annual average wages total $50K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and years of experience are influential factors as well. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Control Analysts (58 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Quality Control Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,064 - $70,431
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,504
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$14.12 - $26.73
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,064 - $70,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$33,449 - $68,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 449
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.12 - $26.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.36 - $39.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$33,449 - $68,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 325
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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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While Quality Control Analysts do not often become Quality Control Managers, the job pays $59K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Quality Control Analyst involves becoming a Biotechnology Quality Control Analyst or a Quality Control Supervisor, roles that pay $1K more and $6K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst


Survey results imply that Quality Control Analysts put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, HPLC, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $52K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $53K.

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Experience Affects Quality Control Analyst Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Analyst Salaries

National Average
$47,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

HPLC
up arrow 2%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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