Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector in Baltimore, Maryland Salary

A Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector in Baltimore, Maryland earns an average wage of $21.00 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Blueprints and Microsoft Excel.

$14.25 - $22.60
$18
MEDIAN: $18.25
50%

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Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $18.25
Overtime $29.75
Annual Data $0$64K
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$22,139 - $64,111
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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 2017 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 Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore city, Maryland
621,849
Male:
294,027 (47.3%)
Female:
327,822 (52.7%)
Baltimore (/ˈbɔːltᵻˌmɔːr/, locally: [ˈbɔɫ.mɔɻ]) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 29th-most populous city in the country. It was established by the Constitution of Maryland and is not part of any county; thus, it is the largest independent city in the United States. Baltimore has more public monuments per capita than any other city in the country and is home to some of the earliest National Register historic districts in the nation, including Fell's Point (1969), Federal Hill (1970) and Mount Vernon Place (1971). More than 65,000 properties, or roughly one in three buildings in the city, are listed on the National Register, more than any other city in the nation. Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic. Baltimore's Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States and a major manufacturing center. After...
Baltimore:
$44,165
Maryland:
$75,847
$981
Baltimore:
$155,600
Maryland:
$299,800
6.0%

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

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

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

Blueprints
▲28%

Microsoft Excel
▲22%

National Average
$44,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 100%
no benefits
None: