Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector in Tucson Salary

A Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector in Tucson, Arizona earns an average wage of $20.44 per hour.

$11.33 - $32.36
$11
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.88
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Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.33 - $32.36
Overtime $24.75
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $1,017
Total Pay (?
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$27,306 - $84,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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.

About Tucson, Arizona

Pima County, Arizona
531,674
Male:
264,893 (49.8%)
Female:
266,781 (50.2%)
Tucson (/ˈtuːsɒn/ /tuːˈsɒn/) is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 980,263. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area (CSA), with a total population of 1,010,025 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles (174 km) southeast of Phoenix and 60 mi (97 km) north of the U.S.–Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 59th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Roughly 150 Tucson companies are involved in the design and manufacture of optics and optoelectronics systems, earning Tucson the nickname Optics Valley. Major incorporated suburbs of...
Tucson:
$38,155
Arizona:
$51,492
$775
Tucson:
$139,400
Arizona:
$194,300
5.8%

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

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

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
38%

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

Late-Career
▲58%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

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

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲19%

Microsoft Word
▲19%

Microsoft Office
▲12%

Blueprints
▲4%

National Average
$50,000

Microsoft Excel
▼14%

Precision Measurement
▼24%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 11%