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Quality Control Inspector Salary

Quality Control Inspectors in the United States can expect wages of $15.42 per hour on average. Total incomes of Quality Control Inspectors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $23K and $62K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Work is enjoyable for Quality Control Inspectors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Quality Control Inspectors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Around one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,016 - $69,590
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$26K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,028
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$10.36 - $24.49
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,016 - $69,590  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,503  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,700  
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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$23,425 - $62,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $24.49  
   
Overtime
$14.61 - $37.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,503  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,700  
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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$23,425 - $62,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,558

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Quality Manager. The latter position pays an average of $72K annually. A Quality Control Inspector may also move into a role as a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Inspector or a Quality Control Technician.

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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. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Quality Control Inspectors make a median salary of $42K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Quality Control Inspectors, Tulsa provides a pay rate that is 42 percent greater than the national average. Quality Control Inspectors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Antonio (+41 percent), New York (+39 percent), Houston (+38 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cleveland, 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and Memphis (12 percent lower and 6 percent lower, 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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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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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 332 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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