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Average Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector Hourly Pay

$17.49
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,218
Bonus
$6,000
Commission
$1,024
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The average hourly pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector is $17.49.
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$12.28
MEDIAN
$17.49
90%
$26.67
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $27
Bonus
$253 - $5,105
Profit Sharing
$195 - $4,902
Commission
$800 - $13,481
Total Pay
$27,087 - $68,175
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What Do Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspectors Do?

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

3.7 out of 5
(1,603)
Highly Satisfied
175Reviews

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

The top respondents for the job title Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector are from the companies The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp and L-3 Communications. Reported salaries are highest at Spacex where the average pay is $27.24. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company, earning around $25.83 and $24.40, respectively. Medtronic, Inc. pays the lowest at around $20.12. Lockheed Martin Corp and L-3 Communications also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.95 and $21.18, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspectors?

Skills in Precision Measurement and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspectors?

An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.70 based on 232 salaries. An early career Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.96 based on 2,911 salaries. A mid-career Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.74 based on 1,578 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.31 based on 1,338 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 33.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (26.5% more) and Houston, Texas (20.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (5.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,934 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
42.0%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
19.3%
Late Career
12.6%