Quality Assurance Inspector Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$32,000
$23,000
$32,000
$43,000
Did you know that the average Quality Assurance Inspector makes $32,128 per year? That's valued at $15.45 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $23,000 and $43,000, meaning Quality Assurance Inspectors have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most Quality Assurance Inspectors find a job with Technology and Professional companies, while others work for Health Care, Technology, and Construction companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Maryland, Hawaii and Delaware are the top states in the U.S. to pay Quality Assurance Inspectors the highest salaries.
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Map of Quality Assurance Inspector Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Quality Assurance Inspectors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Quality Assurance Inspector Salary By Location

While a Quality Assurance Inspector can average a salary of $32,128 per year, or $15.45 per hour, there are many opportunities for Quality Assurance Inspectors to make more. For example, in Anaheim, CA you might make $39,840 per year. Other high-paying locations include East Hartford, CT, Piscataway, NJ and Brookhaven, NY. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Anaheim, CA where the average starting salary is $16,000. The highest paying states for Quality Assurance Inspectors include Maryland, Hawaii and Delaware. Meanwhile, Nebraska, Idaho, and Kansas offer the lowest salaries.

Average Quality Assurance Inspector Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Quality Assurance Inspector, working for Cisco Systems or Smith & Nephew might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Wanzek Construction and Northrop Grumman report highly competitive salaries for Quality Assurance Inspectors.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Quality Assurance Inspector Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Quality Assurance Inspector salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Health Care, Technology, and Construction companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Quality Assurance Inspectors. For example, Quality Assurance Inspectors make a whopping average salary of $36,069 while working for Health Care companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $34,527 at Technology companies and $33,633 at Construction companies. But Quality Assurance Inspectors may want to avoid working in the Retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $27,565.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$36,069
$36k
Technology
Technology
$34,527
$35k
Construction
Construction
$33,633
$34k
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
$32,712
$33k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$31,307
$31k
Retail
Retail
$27,565
$28k

Quality Assurance Inspector Salary History

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Quality Assurance Inspector Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Quality Assurance Inspector can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Quality Assurance Inspector #12333
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$31,305
$31,305
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$40,237
$40,237
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06/25/2020
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$31,305
$31,305
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06/24/2020
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$35,479
$35,479
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Quality Assurance Inspector
Quality Assurance Inspector
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$35,479
$35,479
06/23/2020
Quality Assurance Inspector
Quality Assurance Inspector
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06/18/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/18/2020
Ctr Corporation (Dba Ctr Group)
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Paint Inspector QA
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$60,000
$60,000
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QA Inspector
QA Inspector
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$40,488
$40,488
06/17/2020
Mechanical QA Inspectors
Mechanical QA Inspectors
06/17/2020
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$35,479
$35,479
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QA Inspector
QA Inspector
06/16/2020
06/16/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/16/2020