Quality Control Inspector Salary

Median pay for Quality Control Inspectors in the United States is around $15.42 per hour. Total cash earnings of Quality Control Inspectors range from $23K on the low end to $62K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $6K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by career length and the particular employer. Job satisfaction for Quality Control Inspectors is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,996 - $69,920
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$26K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,298
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$10.53 - $24.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$25,996 - $69,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,506  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $5,738  
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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$23,464 - $61,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $24.36  
   
Overtime
$14.78 - $37.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,506  
   
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $5,738  
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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$23,464 - $61,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,672
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Quality Manager. The average Quality Manager brings home $72K per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Inspector or a Quality Control Technician is often the next step for a Quality Control Inspector.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Inspector


Quality Control Inspectors generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, facility with Cmm, Blueprints, and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $37K. Quality Control Inspectors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Quality Control Inspectors, working in the bustling city of Tulsa has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Quality Control Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+39 percent), Houston (+36 percent), Fort Worth (+21 percent), and Rochester (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cleveland, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Philadelphia and 9 percent less in Los Angeles, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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Windows Operating System General Use
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 330 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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