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Quality Control Analyst Salary (United States)

Quality Control Analysts in the United States can expect wages of $48K per year on average. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Control Analysts (58 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Quality Control Analyst Salary (?
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$35,670 - $69,533
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MEDIAN: $48,388
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Quality Control Analyst Salary (?
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$13.61 - $25.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,670 - $69,533  
   
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$0.00 - $4,998  
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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$32,450 - $67,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 355
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $25.96  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $38.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,998  
   
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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$32,450 - $67,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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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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It's not very common for Quality Control Analysts to move on to become Quality Control Managers. Average pay for a Quality Control Manager is $58K annually. A common career progression for a Quality Control Analyst is to become a Biotechnology Quality Control Analyst or a Quality Control Supervisor. Compared to Quality Control Analysts, the first group earns $2K more on average, and the second group earns $7K more.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst

Professional skills reported by Quality Control Analysts are few in number. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL. For most people, competency in Data Analysis indicates knowledge of 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.
Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. On average, Quality Control Analysts make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $51K.

Pay Difference By Location

Charlotte
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Boston
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Houston
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San Diego
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Dayton
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National Average
$46,000
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For Quality Control Analysts, busy Charlotte offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Quality Control Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Frederick (+24 percent), Boston (+16 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and San Diego (+6 percent). Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (9 percent lower) and Chicago (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Quality Control Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Quality Control Analyst Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$46,000
Data Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 15%