$49,037
Avg. Salary
$15.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,032

Bonus

$1,534

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Quality Control Inspector is $15.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Quality Control Inspector is $49,037 per year.

$11.08
10%
$15.98
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$24.19
90%
MEDIAN $15.98
$30k
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$49k
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$83k
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MEDIAN $49,037
$29,564 - $82,562
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MEDIAN: $49,037
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$0$82K
Salary $29,564 - $82,562
Bonus $233 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $450 - $10,000
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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$24,622 - $60,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 455
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $11.08 - $24.19
Hourly Tips $2.81
Overtime $15.27 - $36.91
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $233 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $450 - $10,000
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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$24,622 - $60,723
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,743

Job Description for Quality Control Inspector

Quality control inspectors usually work in an industrial environment to ensure that goods are produced with sufficient quality prior to being sold in the market. This may involve reading blueprints and analyzing various parts within an item, and they must also ensure that the proper measurements are present and that products operate as they should, as well as ensure a general appearance that is neat and free of scratches and other flaws.

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Quality Control 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Control Inspector


Quality Control Inspectors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Timco, where the average salary comes to $72K.

Common Career Paths for Quality Control Inspector


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For Quality Control Inspectors, progressing to a Quality Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Quality Manager can earn $73K annually. Becoming a Manufacturing Quality Assurance Inspector or a Quality Control Technician is a common transition from a Quality Control Inspector role.

Quality Control Inspector Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quality Control Inspector


Quality Control Inspectors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Machine Programming, Manufacturing, Construction Site Inspection, and Cmm are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 42 percent, and 35 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Machine Operation. It is not unusual for someone who knows Blueprints to be familiar with Quality Assurance / Quality Control as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Inspector

Pay by Experience for a Quality Control Inspector has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Control Inspector with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 993 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Control Inspector with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 464 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Inspector which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 354 salaries. A Quality Control Inspector with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 229 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

37%

37%

36%

19%

13%

-2%

-2%

-8%

National Average: $37,128

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

For those looking to make money, Quality Control Inspectors in Oklahoma City enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Quality Control Inspectors will also find cushy salaries in Irvine (+40 percent), New York (+40 percent), Miami (+39 percent), and Houston (+22 percent). Quality Control Inspectors in St. Louis report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

Quality Control Inspector Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Control Inspector?

Quality Control Inspector in Bristol:
"Love it."
Pros: Knowing my attention to detail matters.
Cons: Commute.

Quality Control Inspector in GUAM:
"Employer communication."
More professionalism in the workplace and safety for men and women who commit themselves to build a workforce as a whole team.

Quality Control Inspector in Anaheim:
"QC/QA."
Pros: Its diversity, from chemical to mechanical to electrical components that used in conjunction with each other.
Cons: The one item that I dislike most would be the lack of organization, there is no set procedure whether there is a non conformance or error.

Quality Control Inspector in Lincoln:
"Inspecting, sorting, waiting."
Pros: Job changes frequently, as does job location. Most jobs are quick and simple in factory jobs. Waiting for something to do is a large part of most jobs. Being depended on to inssure the line gets the quality parts needed to build high quality models.
Cons: Having to get schedule for any day on that day, being an on call employee for temporary jobs. Having to stand around a great bit with nothing to do.

Quality Control Inspector in Denver:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Low stress, free to inspect anywhere on the project, part of a team, everybody willing to help me learn new things to increase my knowledge in the company.
Cons: Lack of communication between discipline engineers/designers which creates quality issues on the project.

Quality Control Inspector in Ipswich:
"More Accurate Detailed Job Description."
Make sure you have a full understanding in writing of what you job will entitle.

Quality Control Inspector in Penn:
"Attention to Detail."
Pay attention to every detail. Read all descriptions and keep dimensions correct. Keep specifications posted.

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Key Stats for Quality Control Inspector

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 545 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Quality Control Inspector Salaries

▲25%

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$37,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Quality Control Inspector Salaries

Machine Programming, Manufacturing
▲50%

Construction Site Inspection
▲39%

Cmm
▲32%

▲7%



National Average
$37,000


Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼4%

Machine Operation
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 545 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 22%