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

$17.07
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,218
Bonus
$5,500
Commission
$1,182
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector is $17.07.
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$11.79
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$17.07
90%
$26.26
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $26
Bonus
$251 - $5,047
Profit Sharing
$200 - $4,470
Commission
$98 - $14,899
Total Pay
$26,283 - $68,192

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

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.

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

3.7 out of 5
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Highly Satisfied
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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, L-3 Communications and Spacex. Reported salaries are highest at Spacex where the average pay is $26.87. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company, earning around $26.49 and $24.57, respectively. Medtronic, Inc. pays the lowest at around $19.75. L-3 Communications and Department of Agriculture also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.18 and $21.74, respectively.

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

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

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

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 $14.12 based on 273 salaries. An early career Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.50 based on 3,391 salaries. A mid-career Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.39 based on 1,774 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.07 based on 1,529 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (21.7% more) and New York, New York (13.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,897 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
42.9%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
19.4%
Late Career
11.8%