A Quality Control Inspector earns an average wage of $15.47 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Machine Programming, Manufacturing, Cmm, and Blueprints.
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$26,658 - $72,964
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$27K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $47,987
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$10.74 - $23.55
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$11
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,658 - $72,964  
   
Bonus
$153.19 - $4,865  
Profit Sharing
$182.46 - $7,396  
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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$23,518 - $59,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $23.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.10 - $36.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$153.19 - $4,865  
   
Profit Sharing
$182.46 - $7,396  
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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$23,518 - $59,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,552
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Job Description for Quality Control Inspector

Quality control inspectors usually work in an industrial environment to ensure that goods are produced with sufficient quality prior to being sold in the market. This may involve reading blueprints and analyzing various parts within an item, and they must also ensure that the proper measurements are present and that products operate as they should, as well as ensure a general appearance that is neat and free of scratches and other flaws.

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Quality Control Inspector Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Inspector

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Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $35,810

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Quality Control Inspector Reviews

What is it like working as a Quality Control Inspector?

Quality Control Inspector in Harrison:
"Responsible of everything."
Pros: I feel like I'm the only person can handle that position with %100 effectively.
Cons: I dont like my current income. Its not even close to responsibility I have.

Quality Control Inspector in Island Lake:
"I enjoy the work and my workmates."
Pros: Helping people understand how the quality and accuracy of their work is the most important thing.
Cons: Other employee's not doing their job in an appropriate amount of time.

Quality Control Inspector in San Jose:
Pros: Inspecting is a great way to learn how designs apply in the field and what steps are taken to ensure the design requirements are fulfilled according to different governing agencies and municipalities.
Cons: Repetition. The job requires that you witness the same process at different locations all over a job site.

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
$36,000


Skills That Affect Quality Control Inspector Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
up arrow 55%

Cmm
up arrow 37%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 225 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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