Quality Control Analyst Salary

Quality Control Analysts in the United States take home an average $52K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by tenure and geographic location. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Quality Control Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,023 - $72,039
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$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $52,152
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$14.59 - $30.52
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MEDIAN: $20.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,023 - $72,039  
   
Bonus
$773 - $5,937  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,098 - $70,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 317
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $30.52  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $46.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$773 - $5,937  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$34,098 - $70,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 246

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Analyst


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Quality Control Analysts may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Medical Devices Quality Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $69K annually. The most common career progression for Quality Control Analysts leads to becoming a Biotechnology Quality Control Analyst, where pay is typically $49K. However, many Quality Control Analysts also opt to become Quality Control Supervisors, a position that pays $53K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Control Analyst


The biggest paychecks can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) — the median salary there is $69K.

Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 25 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people who know Data Analysis also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 360 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 95 salaries. A Quality Control Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,923

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

For Quality Control Analysts, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Quality Control Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Frederick (+17 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Fort Collins and 10 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Quality Control Analyst

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Quality Control Analyst Salaries

▲24%

▲13%

▲13%

National Average
$50,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Quality Control Analyst Salaries

Biotechnology
▲34%

Molecular Biology
▲25%

Quality Improvement / QA
▲13%

SQL
▲6%

HPLC
▲4%

National Average
$50,000





Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 15%
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