The average Quality Control Analyst in the United States earns approximately $52K per year. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Quality Control Analysts who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control Analysts, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,060 - $72,138
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$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,739
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$14.43 - $29.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,060 - $72,138  
   
Bonus
$608 - $5,985  
Profit Sharing
$5,250  
Total Pay (?
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$34,007 - $70,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $29.69  
   
Overtime
$20.78 - $45.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$608 - $5,985  
   
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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$34,007 - $70,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245

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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 who go on to become Medical Devices Quality Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Medical Devices Quality Engineers is $69K annually. A Quality Control Analyst often moves on to become a Biotechnology Quality Control Analyst or a Quality Control Supervisor.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Control Analyst


J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $69K.

Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst


Survey results suggest that Quality Control Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and GMP Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 27 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Data Analysis. Most people experienced in 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $56K. Quality Control Analysts see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,239

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

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Quality Control Analysts in Charlotte receive some of the highest pay in the country. Quality Control Analysts will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+21 percent), Frederick (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Cincinnati is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Fort Collins and 9 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Quality Control Analyst

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Quality Control Analyst Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Analyst Salaries

Biotechnology
up arrow 30%

Molecular Biology
up arrow 27%

GMP Compliance
up arrow 16%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 9%

HPLC
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National Average
$49,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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