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

A Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Engineer earns an average salary of $64,333 per year. A skill in Six Sigma Black Belt is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$47,736 - $88,395
$48K
$65K
$88K
MEDIAN: $64,535
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$14.01 - $32.88
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MEDIAN: $20.79
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$0$89K
Salary $47,736 - $88,395
Bonus $101.55 - $8,909
Profit Sharing $297.99 - $7,835
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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$42,978 - $89,128
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,024
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.01 - $32.88
Overtime $16.12 - $45.15
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $101.55 - $8,909
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $297.99 - $7,835
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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$42,978 - $89,128
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 195

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.

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


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

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

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

National Average: $63,563

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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 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 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
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

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 187 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%