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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Quality Control Inspector Salary

$35,727 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$17.18 hourly

Entry level Salary
$27,000 yearly
$27,000
10 %
$35,727
Median
$47,000
90 %

How much does a Quality Control Inspector make?

Quality control inspectors make $35,727 per year on average, or $17.18 per hour, in the United States. Quality control inspectors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $47,000.

Location impacts how much a quality control inspector can expect to make. Quality control inspectors make the most in Washington, Nevada, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut.

Highest Paying States For Quality Control Inspectors

The darker areas on the map show where quality control inspectors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Quality Control Inspector average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Nevada$44,977$21.62281
2New Hampshire$41,559$19.98369
3Minnesota$41,636$20.021,012
4New Jersey$44,530$21.411,163
5Washington$49,388$23.74910
6Connecticut$44,388$21.34469
7Maryland$44,476$21.38994
8Wisconsin$38,980$18.74838
9Wyoming$42,268$20.3275
10Maine$40,625$19.53173
11Idaho$41,714$20.05192
12California$41,161$19.795,052
13Utah$37,659$18.11538
14Pennsylvania$39,502$18.991,636
15West Virginia$41,926$20.16154
16Oregon$41,247$19.83523
17Ohio$38,706$18.611,340
18Mississippi$36,834$17.71301
19Iowa$39,428$18.96436
20Rhode Island$40,940$19.68153
21Vermont$39,237$18.86103
22South Dakota$40,779$19.6192
23Indiana$35,760$17.191,045
24Massachusetts$42,098$20.24959
25Colorado$40,161$19.31777
26District of Columbia$45,288$21.77164
27New Mexico$38,940$18.72211
28Delaware$39,792$19.13165
29Arizona$38,249$18.39741
30North Dakota$36,598$17.60107
31Illinois$38,276$18.401,452
32Michigan$35,852$17.241,060
33Kansas$36,936$17.76343
34Kentucky$35,152$16.90522
35New York$39,391$18.941,677
36Virginia$34,569$16.621,383
37Texas$35,000$16.832,774
38Florida$35,424$17.032,085
39Hawaii$39,491$18.9995
40North Carolina$31,396$15.091,582
41Missouri$35,067$16.86661
42Arkansas$34,050$16.37303
43Nebraska$33,442$16.08260
44Georgia$30,403$14.621,566
45South Carolina$29,590$14.23694
46Alaska$33,581$16.1479
47Oklahoma$33,285$16.00238
48Tennessee$28,259$13.59773
49Alabama$29,052$13.97571
50Louisiana$32,740$15.74263
51Montana$29,646$14.25127

Highest Paying Cities For Quality Control Inspectors

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Gloucester, NJ$44,709$21.49
2Minneapolis, MN$41,671$20.03
3San Jose, CA$41,387$19.90
4Boulder, CO$40,220$19.34
5Philadelphia, PA$39,600$19.04
6Rochester, NY$38,653$18.58
7Chicago, IL$38,580$18.55
8Columbus, OH$38,440$18.48
9Tucson, AZ$37,912$18.23
10Salt Lake City, UT$37,531$18.04
11Kansas City, KS$37,260$17.91
12Doral, FL$36,848$17.72
13Kingsville, TX$36,477$17.54
14Kokomo, IN$36,250$17.43
15Grand Island, NE$33,140$15.93

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Gloucester, NJ
  2. Minneapolis, MN
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Boulder, CO
  5. Philadelphia, PA

Quality Control Inspector Salary Details

Quality Control Inspector Salary

What is a Quality Control Inspector's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
75th Percentile$41,000$3,417$20
Average$35,727$2,977$17
25th Percentile$30,000$2,500$14
10th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Inspector General$45,420$3,785$21.8458,208
Quality Assurance Technician$37,769$3,147$18.1681,534
Inspector$36,273$3,023$17.4417,670
Technical Inspector$33,378$2,782$16.0583,675
Mechanical Inspector$42,586$3,549$20.4733,863
Quality Control Technician$35,814$2,985$17.2298,407

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Walmart Jobs (72)
  2. General Electric Jobs (68)
  3. Amazon Jobs (114)
  4. Turner Industries Jobs (87)
  5. Jabil Jobs (122)

Which Companies Pay Quality Control Inspectors The Most?

The highest paying companies for quality control inspectors are Astronics and Ball according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Los Alamos National Laboratory and Southern California Edison report highly competitive wages for quality control inspectors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Astronics$45,815$22.0316
2Ball$43,314$20.8225
3Los Alamos National Laboratory$43,280$20.8140
4Southern California Edison$42,532$20.4512
5CEVA Logistics$41,331$19.8714
6Conair$40,844$19.642
7Silgan Holdings$40,841$19.643
8Pactiv$40,307$19.3819
9Ecolab$40,279$19.36104
10Whirlpool$40,239$19.355
11General Electric$39,810$19.14153
12The Clorox Company$39,670$19.0710
13Luminex$39,612$19.046
14Exterran Corporation HQ$39,603$19.042
15Threshold Enterprises$39,481$18.986
16Amazon$39,425$18.95547
17Holtec International$39,336$18.9112
18The Walt Disney Company$39,234$18.8632
19Edison International$39,096$18.8012
20Steel Dynamics$39,084$18.795

How Much Do Quality Control Inspectors Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a quality control inspector salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The manufacturing industry pays quality control inspectors an average salary of $37,381

  2. The construction industry pay $37,262

  3. The lowest paying industry for quality control inspectors is the professional industry. Quality control inspectors in this industry earn an average salary of $36,205

Highest Paying Industries For Quality Control Inspectors

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Manufacturing$37,381$17.97
2Construction$37,262$17.91
3Automotive$37,217$17.89
4Retail$36,713$17.65
5Technology$36,677$17.63
6Professional$36,205$17.41

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Quality Control Inspector Salary Trends

The salary for a quality control 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.

Quality Control Inspector Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$26,400$12.70
Mid Level$36,700$17.64
Senior Level$57,400$27.61

Average Quality Control Inspector Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Quality Control Inspector Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$35,700$17.18+3.3%
    2021$34,600$16.62+2.3%
    2020$33,800$16.24+2.4%
    2019$33,000$15.85+1.5%
    2018$32,500$15.61+2.1%

    Recently Added Quality Control Inspector Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Universal Forest ProductsQuality Control InspectorWindsor, CO06/01/2022$35,479
    Diedre Moire Corp.QC InspectorLynn, MA06/01/2022$60,000
    Ball CorporationQC Inspector I-Material Quality AssuranceBroomfield, CO06/01/2022$39,632
    Workbox StaffingQuality Control Inspector (Skilled)/1St. ShiftMilford, MI05/31/2022$31,305
    Bradley-Morris, Inc.Quality Control InspectorLansdale, PA05/31/2022$54,262
    CECO EnvironmentalQuality Control Inspector, IIDenton, TX05/31/2022$43,827
    Automation Personnel ServicesQuality Control InspectorLawrenceville, GA05/31/2022$35,479
    Advantage xPOQuality Control Inspector-2Nd Shift PM PM)Dubuque, IA05/31/2022$39,862
    Roots StaffingQuality Control InspectorAmelia, OH05/31/2022$37,566
    System OneQuality Control Inspector (TES)Tulsa, OK05/30/2022$43,827

    Quality Control Inspector Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Quality Control Inspectors the most?

    Washington pays Quality Control Inspectors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $49,388 per year, or $23.74 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Quality Control Inspector?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Quality Control Inspector if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in District of Columbia you should be paid close to $45,288 per year.

    What type of Quality Control Inspector gets paid the most?

    Quality Control Engineer gets paid the most. Quality Control Engineer made a median salary of $70,527. The best-paid 10 percent make $81,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $60,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Quality Control Inspector?

    A good starting salary for a quality control inspector is $27,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a quality control inspector in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for quality control inspectors is $35,727, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a quality control inspector can vary by state.

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