Quality Control Analyst Salary

Pay for Quality Control Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Women Quality Control Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,186 - $70,994
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,198
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$13.73 - $26.22
(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 - $70,994  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
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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$32,751 - $68,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $26.22  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $39.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
   
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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$32,751 - $68,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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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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There are some Quality Control Analysts — though it's uncommon — that transition into Quality Control Managers, where earnings are an average $59K annually. It is quite typical for Quality Control Analysts to transition into roles as Biotechnology Quality Control Analysts or Quality Control Supervisors, where reported median earnings are $2K and $6K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst


Survey results suggest that Quality Control Analysts use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in HPLC, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, 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. Most people familiar with 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. Quality Control Analysts bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $50K.

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Experience Affects Quality Control Analyst Salaries



Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Analyst Salaries

HPLC
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

National Average
$47,000

Data Analysis
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SQL
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 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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