$53,260
Avg. Salary
$17.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,600

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Specialist is $17.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Quality Control (QC) Specialist is $53,260 per year.

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$13.10
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$17.67
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$25.77
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MEDIAN $17.67
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$37k
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$81k
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MEDIAN $53,260
$36,616 - $81,351
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MEDIAN: $53,260
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$0$81K
Salary $36,616 - $81,351
Bonus $97.11 - $6,904
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,759
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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$30,319 - $73,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 474
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.10 - $25.77
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $17.93 - $37.49
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $97.11 - $6,904
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,759
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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$30,319 - $73,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 489

Job Description for Quality Control (QC) Specialist

Quality control (QC) specialists are in charge of supervising quality control for their organization and troubleshooting quality-related issues as they arise. They also perform quality-related tests to ensure products comply with company and legal standards. Quality control specialists need to possess strong communications skills to relay important quality control concepts to technical and non-technical professionals. Additionally, they must have excellent analytical abilities to identify quality problems and develop appropriate solutions in a timely manner. In all tasks, they must follow relevant safety regulations.

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Quality Control (QC) Specialist Tasks
  • Perform routine testing to ensure quality and adherence to regulations and standards.
  • Conduct risk assessment and corrective action solutions.
  • Support factory quality engineers and managers with customer and supplier issues.
  • Calibrate and maintain all gauges and test machines.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control (QC) Specialist


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Quality Control Specialists often transition into Quality Control Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Quality Control Managers earn $59K per year. When Quality Control Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Quality Assurance Specialists or Quality Control Supervisors. Those roles pay an additional $6K and $11K, respectively.

Quality Control (QC) Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Specialist


Quality Control Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Data Analysis, and Auditing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 23 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Those who learned Quality Assurance / Quality Control also tend to know Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control (QC) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control (QC) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control (QC) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 125 salaries. An experienced Quality Control (QC) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 112 salaries. A Quality Control (QC) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

49%

13%

National Average: $44,570

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Quality Control Specialists will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 56 percent. Quality Control Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+41 percent), Columbus (+36 percent), San Francisco (+35 percent), and Seattle (+31 percent). Quality Control Specialists' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Quality Control Specialists in Kansas City bring in salaries that are 27 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (21 percent lower) and Cincinnati (6 percent lower).

Quality Control (QC) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Control (QC) Specialist?

Quality Control (QC) Specialist in Jacksonville:
"Work hard."
Pros: Lots of opportunity
Cons: Very large and spread out city.

Quality Control (QC) Specialist in Chicago:
"Do'nt really go into the city that much."
Pros: Diversity, street fairs and concerts.
Cons: Too Crowded - Too much violence - too expensive.

Quality Control (QC) Specialist in Albany:
"Very detailed oriented, like finding mistakes to correct."
Pros: Finding errors and fixing them and helping co-workers with error trends to prevent them from re-occurring.
Cons: Management-small department-no growth potential.

Quality Control (QC) Specialist in Oklahoma City:
Pros: Great workplace environment.
Cons: Pay stinks.

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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Specialist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salaries

▲35%

▲30%

National Average
$45,000

▼5%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Specialist Salaries

Project Management
▲46%

Data Analysis
▲18%

Auditing
▲5%

National Average
$45,000






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%