Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salary

The average Quality Control Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $60K per year. With some bonuses approaching $9K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Quality Control Supervisors spread between $33K and $82K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Quality Control Supervisors (53 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction for Quality Control Supervisors is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,861 - $84,695
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$61K
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MEDIAN: $60,516
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$12.72 - $25.10
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$0$84K
Salary $39,861 - $84,695
Bonus $0.00 - $9,653
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,057
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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$33,701 - $82,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 486
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.72 - $25.10
Overtime $19.19 - $38.42
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,653
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,057
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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$33,701 - $82,968
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217

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Job Description for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Quality control (QC) supervisors are responsible for all aspects of quality control in an organization. They supervise the quality control department, which includes handling all personnel and policies. QC supervisors ensure their teams follow established rules for handling quality control issues; these rules are meant to address quality issues in a timely manner while retaining profitability. They assign work to employees and oversee schedules under the guidance of their manager and human resources guidelines. QC supervisors train new employees in the quality control department on proper testing procedures and safety habits. Because these supervisors handle day-to-day quality assurance activities, they are positioned to offer feedback on procedures and recommend improvements to management. Additionally, QC supervisors implement testing procedures as outlined by their manager and according to industry standards.

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Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Tasks

  • Recommend manufacturing or technology aids to increase speed and efficiency.
  • Supervise the selection, workflow, training and development of staff.
  • Assess production process issues, and recommend improvements.
  • Supervise product testing to ensure procedure accuracy.
  • Assist in developing and implementing quality assurance programs to meet production standards and customer requirements.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


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Quality Control Supervisors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Quality Manager. The latter position pays an average of $73K annually. Quality Control Supervisors most often move into positions as Quality Control Managers or Quality Assurance Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $4K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Quality Control Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Microbiology and GMP Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent and 14 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and People Management. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control (QC) Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control (QC) Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 281 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control (QC) Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Quality Control (QC) Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 202 salaries. A Quality Control (QC) Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,318

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

Surpassing the national average by 46 percent, Quality Control Supervisors in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Quality Control Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Fremont (+34 percent), Raleigh (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Fort Worth (+10 percent). Quality Control Supervisors' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Quality Control Supervisors in Houston bring in salaries that are 24 percent lower than the national average. Orlando and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Reviews

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

Quality Control (QC) Supervisor in Albuquerque:
Pros: Training development, policy development, policy research, management.
Cons: Corporate culture, shifting guidelines, lack of transparency in promotional structure.

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Key Stats for Quality Control (QC) Supervisor

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
$56,000

▼3%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Quality Control (QC) Supervisor Salaries

Microbiology
▲46%


National Average
$56,000


Project Management
▼5%


People Management
▼8%


Data Analysis
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%
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