Average Quality Control Inspector Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Quality Control Inspector is $16.13.
MEDIAN $16.13
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $25
$250 - $4,903
Profit Sharing
$447 - $9,863
Total Pay
$24,838 - $60,156

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Job Description for Quality Control Inspector

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.
The top respondents for the job title Quality Control Inspector are from the companies Honeywell Aerospace, General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at Honeywell Aerospace where the average pay is $20.33. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE), earning around $20.00. General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas pays the lowest at around $16.21. Eaton Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.95.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Quality Control Inspector

Skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Precision Measurement, Blueprints, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Control Inspector

An entry-level Quality Control Inspector with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.51 based on 95 salaries. An early career Quality Control Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.96 based on 1,368 salaries. A mid-career Quality Control Inspector with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.79 based on 692 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.63 based on 526 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Quality Control Inspector in their job title in Cincinnati, Ohio earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tulsa, Oklahoma (17.9% more) and Houston, Texas (13.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (15.6% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (3.5% less).

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