Quality Control Analyst Salary

Quality Control Analysts in the United States take home an average $52K per year. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and location. Women make up a slight majority of Quality Control Analysts (53 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, Quality Control Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,971 - $72,885
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$52K
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MEDIAN: $52,076
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$14.52 - $30.15
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MEDIAN: $20.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,971 - $72,885  
   
Bonus
$550 - $5,952  
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
Total Pay (?
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$34,075 - $70,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $30.15  
   
Overtime
$21.24 - $45.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$550 - $5,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
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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$34,075 - $70,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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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As Quality Control Analysts transition into upper-level roles such as Medical Devices Quality Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Medical Devices Quality Engineers earn $69K on average per year. 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


For Quality Control Analysts, comfortable salaries can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC); in fact, median earnings sit around $69K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst


Survey results show that Quality Control Analysts use a fair number of skills. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Writing Procedures & Documentation, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. 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 $47K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $56K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Quality Control Analysts bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $62K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,814

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

With a pay rate for Quality Control Analysts that is 19 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Quality Control Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Frederick (+17 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+7 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Fort Collins and Atlanta (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Quality Control Analyst

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Quality Control Analyst Salaries

▲25%

▲13%

▲13%

National Average
$50,000

▼6%

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 89 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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