Quality Control Inspector Salary

Median pay for Quality Control Inspectors in the United States is around $15.44 per hour. Final cash compensation to Quality Control Inspectors varies from around $23K to approximately $62K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $6K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,165 - $70,120
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$26K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,476
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$10.49 - $24.38
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,165 - $70,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,518  
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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$23,447 - $62,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $24.38  
   
Overtime
$14.76 - $38.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,518  
   
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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$23,447 - $62,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,658
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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.

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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. It is not uncommon for a Quality Control Inspector to continue on to become a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Inspector or a Quality Control Technician.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Inspector


Quality Control Inspectors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. 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.


For many Quality Control Inspectors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. On average, Quality Control Inspectors make $42K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


Tulsa offers some of the highest pay in the country for Quality Control Inspectors, 42 percent above the national average. Quality Control Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+41 percent), Houston (+36 percent), Fort Worth (+21 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Memphis. Workers in Philadelphia and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 9 percent less, 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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Windows Operating System General Use
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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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
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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