Quality Control Inspector Salary

A Quality Control Inspector earns an average wage of $15.49 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Machine Programming, Manufacturing, Construction Site Inspection, Cmm, and Blueprints.
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$29,287 - $73,207
$29K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,394
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$10.82 - $24.21
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$0$73K
Salary $29,287 - $73,207
Bonus $243.92 - $4,792
Profit Sharing $198.66 - $9,863
Total Pay (?
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$24,193 - $59,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 243
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $10.82 - $24.21
Overtime $14.93 - $36.07
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $243.92 - $4,792
Profit Sharing $198.66 - $9,863
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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$24,193 - $59,817
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,438

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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

  • 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.
  • Discuss inspection results with those responsible for products, and recommend necessary corrective actions.
  • Discard or reject products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Inspector

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 993 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 464 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 354 salaries. A Quality Control Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 229 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,363

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Quality Control Inspector Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Control Inspector?

Quality Control Inspector in Los Angeles:
"You're everyone's bad guy. Thankless job."
Pros: Getting to use high-tech equipment. Learning, at least initially.
Cons: You get heat from everyone and must constantly defend yourself simply for doing your job. Vendors suggest you're incompetent when you reject their parts and you're suspected of incompetence internally if you let any bad ones pass, even when not given the resources to do good inspections. Manufacturing gets mad that you're holding up their supplies in any case.

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 Brentwood:
"Educational."
Pros: Knowing that my job makes sure that the product can be safely used.
Cons: Lots of responsibilities and low pay.

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 Bristol:
"Love it."
Pros: Knowing my attention to detail matters.
Cons: Commute.

Quality Control Inspector in Anaheim:
"QC/QA."
Pros: Its diversity, from chemical to mechanical to electrical components that used in conjunction with each other.
Cons: The one item that I dislike most would be the lack of organization, there is no set procedure whether there is a non conformance or error.

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Key Stats for Quality Control Inspector

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 261 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Quality Control Inspector Salaries

▲28%

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$36,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Quality Control Inspector Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲53%

Construction Site Inspection
▲42%

Cmm
▲35%

▲9%




National Average
$36,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Machine Operation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 261 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%
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