Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector Salary (Australia)

A Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector earns an average salary of AU$58,644 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$44,521 - AU$109,569
AU$45K
AU$59K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$58,846
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50%
90%
AU$18.97 - AU$39.21
AU$19
AU$25
AU$39
MEDIAN: AU$24.77
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90%
AU$0AU$109K
Salary AU$44,521 - AU$109,569
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,933
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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AU$41,538 - AU$93,312
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 181
Hourly Data AU$0AU$63
Hourly Rate AU$18.97 - AU$39.21
Overtime AU$16.22 - AU$63.34
Annual Data AU$0AU$93K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,933
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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AU$41,538 - AU$93,312
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 117

Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector

A quality assurance (QA) or quality control (QC) inspector works for a company to inspect, test, and sample materials, parts, or products for defects and any deviations from specifications. The inspector will discard anything that does not meet with company standards, including products, materials, and equipment used by the company in processing. A QA or QC inspector will observe production operations and equipment to ensure that specifications are being met and to make or order necessary adjustments to processes or assemblies. The inspector will discuss results and findings with those in charge of the products, and recommend any required corrective actions. A high school diploma is required to obtain employment as a quality assurance or quality control inspector, and a formal college degree (bachelor's or associate's, depending on employer preferences) is also sometimes needed. Previous experience carrying out the duties and responsibilities of an inspector is preferable, but on-the-job training can be provided by many companies. A keen attention to detail is central to the job in order to detect defects that could be easily missed by the consumer but still present a safety risk, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively when reporting issues and defects is necessary. An inspector should be able to interpret blueprints and other drawings that detail product specifications. Experience with measuring tools is required as well, and a quality assurance inspector should be able to work under pressure. Hours will vary, but an inspector can plan on working a set schedule that could be on the first, second, or third shift in a production factory or plant. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) 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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector


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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$54,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$69,000 based on 44 salaries. A Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$81,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$56,330

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Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector?

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector in Brisbane:
"Stressful, dealing with workshop tradespersons."
Pros: Inspection, Being organised, corrective nature of the job.
Cons: Work Environment which is mostly air polluted. Welding Workshop Environment. Working in the Workshop.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector in Sydney:
"Good corporate cullture."
Pros: I like the challenge of time management part of my job, that makes me more energetic. And the corporate culture of this job attracts me a lot, as I am always look forward to go to work in the morning .
Cons: The only part that is not lovely is the start time of this job, which is 5 am in the morning, but in that case I finish work earlier the day at the same time.

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Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector Salaries

▲44%

▲22%

▲5%

National Average
AU$56,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%