$64,687
Avg. Salary
$21.89
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,561

Bonus

$1,996

Profit Sharing

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer is $21.89 per hour.

The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer is $64,687 per year.

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$14.49
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MEDIAN $21.89
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$48k
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MEDIAN $64,687
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MEDIAN: $64,687
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$0$89K
Salary $48,092 - $88,657
Bonus $313 - $7,958
Profit Sharing $201 - $8,036
Commission $1,000
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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$43,735 - $89,165
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,867
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.49 - $32.18
Overtime $18.01 - $45.64
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $313 - $7,958
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $201 - $8,036
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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$43,735 - $89,165
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 361

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

Quality assurance (QA)/quality control (QC) engineers are responsible for ensuring the quality of products and services produced by their company. They oversee the manufacturing of products and they are involved in every stage of making a product--from development and manufacturing to packaging.

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Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer Tasks
  • Perform and coordinate inspections and determine quality assurance testing models of raw materials and finished products.
  • Prepare, document, and execute detailed test plans, test cases, and defect reports.
  • Review and approve quality requirements for manufacturing planning, supplier purchase orders, and engineering specifications to ensure contract compliance.
  • Develop, document, and audit practices, program quality, and metrics reporting system.

Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer


For Quality Control Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at General Electric Co (GE); in fact, median earnings sit around $80K, the highest in the area.

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


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At the upper end, Quality Control Engineers who move into a Test Automation Engineer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Test Automation Engineers is a much higher $88K per year. Career advancement for the typical Quality Control Engineer often leads to becoming a Quality Manager or a Quality Assurance Manager; median salaries in these positions are $10K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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

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


Quality Control Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Six Sigma Black Belt, Process Improvement, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

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

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 577 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 347 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 275 salaries. A Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 139 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

17%

9%

3%

-2%

-6%

-15%

National Average: $63,653

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Quality Control Engineers in Montgomery enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Quality Control Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Greenville (+18 percent), and Detroit (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Employers pay around 8 percent less in New York and 5 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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

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

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer in Milwaukee:
"Great."
Pros: Working in Milwaukee is great
Cons: The commute into downtown can be hectic at times.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer in Battle Creek:
"Not the best but could be worse."
Pros: Decent schools
Cons: Limited social options after work

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer in Orlando:
"Commute."
Pros: I like working in Orlando because it is close to my home in Winter Park.
Cons: Rush hour traffic can be stressful at times. I have limited routes I can travel and when an accident happens traffic can be at a standstill for long periods.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer in Bangalore:
"New Challenges."
Pros: New problem statement.
Cons: Data crunching.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer in Houston:
Pros: Sponsorship of visa.
Cons: No increase in salary.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer in St. Paul:
"Management style."
Learn to prioritize projects.

Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer in Denver:
"Great experience for the analytical types."
Pros: Work environment, work flexibility, culture/atmosphere, ability/oportunity to grow.
Cons: Our quality lab is understaffed, our processes are difficult to maintain due to owners and CEO making exception calls on a relatively consistent basis. This is frustrating from a control/repeatability standpoint.

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

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 374 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

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

▲14%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$64,000

▼5%

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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 374 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%