The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Quality Control Inspector is $17.91.
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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. Quality control inspectors may inspect things manually or…Read more
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.
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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 $13.87 based on 95 salaries. An early career Quality Control Inspector with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.08 based on 1,326 salaries. An experienced Quality Control Inspector with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.06 based on 516 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
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Employees with Quality Control Inspector in their job title in Irvine, California earn an average of 11.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (10.7% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (1.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.8% less).
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