Quality Control Analyst Salary
|Salary||$37,205 - $73,403|
|Bonus||$785 - $6,023|
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|$33,883 - $71,016|
|Hourly Rate||$14.48 - $29.95|
|Overtime||$21.45 - $46.09|
|Bonus||$785 - $6,023|
|Total Pay (||$33,883 - $71,016|
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.Read More...
Generally, quality control analysts work in a production plant setting or in an office environment, where they develop analysis materials. They must work well in a team setting with other departments and (potentially) other analysts, sharing and discussing crucial information to reach all company goals. One of the quality control analyst's main tools is a personal computer with office applications to create documents and spreadsheets containing their findings. They typically report their progress to the quality control supervisor or leader in their organization.
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally required for this position. In addition, previous experience in a quality control or analyst capacity is generally preferred. These professionals should work well under pressure and be able to multitask with minimal supervision. They should also possess advanced analytical, problem solving, and communication skills. Additionally, quality control analysts must have excellent writing skills that facilitate their duties when analyzing production processes. They also must have experience with popular scientific methods for quality analysis. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
Quality Control Analysts who transition into a Medical Devices Quality Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $69K per year. It is not uncommon for a Quality Control Analyst to continue 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) offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $69K.
Popular Skills for Quality Control Analyst
Quality Control Analysts generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 27 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Writing Procedures & Documentation, Microsoft Excel, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. The majority of those who know Data Analysis also know Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Analyst
Pay by Experience for a Quality Control Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 360 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 95 salaries. A Quality Control Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 27 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Quality Control Analysts in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Quality Control Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Frederick (+19 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cincinnati, 11 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Fort Collins and Atlanta (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).
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