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Quality Control Inspector Salary (United States)

A typical Quality Control Inspector in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.12 per hour. Total cash compensation for Quality Control Inspectors runs from $23K to $64K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. While years of experience and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction for Quality Control Inspectors is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Quality Control Inspector Salary (?
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$27,897 - $71,552
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MEDIAN: $41,870
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Quality Control Inspector Salary (?
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$10.20 - $24.57
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,897 - $71,552  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,068  
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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$23,378 - $63,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $37.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,525  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,068  
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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$23,378 - $63,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,243
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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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While not commonly seen, Quality Control Inspectors who transition into a Quality Manager position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for Quality Managers is $72K per year. More commonly, Quality Control Inspectors become Manufacturing Quality Assurance Inspectors or Quality Control Technicians.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Control Inspector

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Timco offers the most; Quality Control Inspectors earn $72K on average there. Another company with smaller-than-average paychecks is Timco.

Popular Skills for Quality Control Inspector

Quality Control Inspectors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Cmm, Blueprints, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 40 percent, 10 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 inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $37K. On average, Quality Control Inspectors make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Quality Control Inspectors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $49K on average. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, more than half land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in eight.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$35,000
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For Quality Control Inspectors, working in the bustling city of Oklahoma City has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, Tulsa, San Antonio, and Minneapolis, top-paying markets where Quality Control Inspectors rake in more than the national norm (+43 percent, +39 percent, +35 percent, and +14 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Charlotte and Los Angeles (14 percent lower).

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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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%