Quality Control Inspector Salary

Quality Control Inspectors in the United States can expect wages of $15.41 per hour on average. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Quality Control Inspectors spread between $24K and $62K depending on individual performance. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control Inspectors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,863 - $70,032

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$10.57 - $24.24

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,863 - $70,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,526  
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $5,778  
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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$23,516 - $61,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $24.24  
   
Overtime
$14.80 - $37.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,526  
   
Profit Sharing
$246.58 - $5,778  
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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$23,516 - $61,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,703
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Job Description for Quality Control Inspector

  • Discuss inspection results with those responsible for products, and recommend necessary corrective actions.
  • Discard or reject products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications.
  • Inspect, test, and sample materials or assembled parts or products for defects and deviations from specifications.
  • Observe and monitor production operations and equipment to ensure conformance to specifications and make or order necessary process or assembly adjustments.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Inspector


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Quality Control Inspectors may progress into high-paying roles like Quality Manager, where median compensation is $72K annually. Becoming a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Inspector or a Quality Control Technician is a common transition from a Quality Control Inspector role.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Inspector


Quality Control Inspectors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Cmm, Blueprints, and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Inspector

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Quality Control Inspectors. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $48K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Quality Control Inspectors, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Quality Control Inspectors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tulsa (+40 percent), Houston (+36 percent), Fort Worth (+21 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cleveland. Employers in Dallas and Philadelphia also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Quality Control Inspector Reviews

What is it like working as a Quality Control Inspector?

Quality Control Inspector in Denver:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Low stress, free to inspect anywhere on the project, part of a team, everybody willing to help me learn new things to increase my knowledge in the company.
Cons: Lack of communication between discipline engineers/designers which creates quality issues on the project.

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Experience Affects Quality Control Inspector Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Inspector Salaries

Cmm
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Precision Measurement
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Microsoft Office
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 331 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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