Quality Control Analyst Salary

The average Quality Control Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most Quality Control Analysts report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women Quality Control Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. 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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Though some Quality Control Analysts move into positions like Quality Control Manager (where the average salary is $59K), this progression is not the norm. The most common next step for a Quality Control Analyst is to become a Biotechnology Quality Control Analyst or a Quality Control Supervisor. The former position pays an additional $1K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst


Quality Control Analysts report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, HPLC, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include SQL, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $44K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. For Quality Control Analysts, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $53K by contrast.

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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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