Quality Control Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for quality controls in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 220,608 quality controls currently employed in the United States.
  • 43.4% of all quality controls are women, while only 51.0% are men.
  • The average age of an employed quality control is 37 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of quality controls is White (61.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14.5%) and Asian (11.6%).
  • The majority of quality controls are located in TX, Houston and NY, New York.
  • Quality controls are most in-demand in Coatesville, PA.
  • Quality controls are paid an average annual salary of $28,728.
  • Hayward, CA pays an annual average wage of $41,899, the highest in the US.
  • Quality controls average starting salary is $19,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid quality controls earn as much as $43,000 or more.
  • Rhode Island is the best state for quality controls to live.
  • Quality controls are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Quality Control Statistics By Gender

Among quality controls, 43.4% of them are women compared to 51.0% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 51.0%
  • Female, 43.4%
  • Unknown, 5.6%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
Male
51.0%
51.0%
Female
Female
43.4%
43.4%
Unknown
Unknown
5.6%
5.6%

Gender Pay Gap For Quality Control

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$32,391
female-income
Female Income
$30,650

Quality Control Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the quality control position over time.

Male
Female
63%
60%
58%
55%
53%
50%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
2008
55.37%
55.37%
44.63%
44.63%
2009
2009
56.77%
56.77%
43.23%
43.23%
2010
2010
56.61%
56.61%
43.39%
43.39%
2011
2011
56.41%
56.41%
43.59%
43.59%
2012
2012
55.15%
55.15%
44.85%
44.85%
2013
2013
58.02%
58.02%
41.98%
41.98%
2014
2014
56.21%
56.21%
43.79%
43.79%
2015
2015
55.29%
55.29%
44.71%
44.71%
2016
2016
55.94%
55.94%
44.06%
44.06%
2017
2017
55.79%
55.79%
44.21%
44.21%
2018
2018
57.51%
57.51%
42.49%
42.49%

Quality Control Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior field service technician and installer/lead technician have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Taste Tester13%78%
Feed Research Aide18%70%
Psychologist Research Assistant23%70%
Quality Control51%43%
Field Installation Technician92%5%
Installer/Lead Technician92%4%
Senior Field Service Technician92%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Senior Field Service Technician
Installer/Lead Technician
Field Installation Technician
Quality Control
Psychologist Research Assistant
Feed Research Aide
Taste Tester
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Quality Control Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among quality controls is White, which makes up 61.9% of all quality controls. Comparatively, there are 14.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.6% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 61.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.5%
  • Asian, 11.6%
  • Black or African American, 7.9%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%
Job Title
Quality Control RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
White
61.9%
61.9%
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
14.5%
14.5%
Asian
Asian
11.6%
11.6%
Black or African American
Black or African American
7.9%
7.9%
Unknown
Unknown
2.8%
2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.3%
1.3%

Quality Control Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among quality controls.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
2010
67.40%
67.40%
7.70%
7.70%
8.66%
8.66%
12.76%
12.76%
2011
2011
64.49%
64.49%
9.48%
9.48%
10.08%
10.08%
12.04%
12.04%
2012
2012
66.21%
66.21%
8.56%
8.56%
10.04%
10.04%
11.58%
11.58%
2013
2013
64.07%
64.07%
9.29%
9.29%
10.12%
10.12%
12.92%
12.92%
2014
2014
64.24%
64.24%
9.14%
9.14%
10.39%
10.39%
12.64%
12.64%
2015
2015
62.87%
62.87%
8.95%
8.95%
10.00%
10.00%
14.30%
14.30%
2016
2016
63.40%
63.40%
9.55%
9.55%
10.06%
10.06%
13.55%
13.55%
2017
2017
61.17%
61.17%
8.21%
8.21%
10.63%
10.63%
15.78%
15.78%
2018
2018
61.94%
61.94%
7.90%
7.90%
11.61%
11.61%
14.51%
14.51%

Quality Control Wage Gap By Race

Hispanic or latino quality controls have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american quality controls have the lowest average salary at $30,672.
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$31,326
White$31,374
Black or African American$30,672
Asian$31,775
Hispanic or Latino$32,456

Average Age of a Quality Control

We determined the average age of quality controls based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
Black or African American
39
39
41
41
Unknown
Unknown
38
38
25
25
Asian
Asian
28.5
28.5
28
28
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
33
33
29.5
29.5
White
White
35
35
33
33
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
47
47
54
54

Quality Control Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of quality control employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of quality controls is 20-30 years old, which represents 39% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Quality Control YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
20-30 years
39%
39%
30-40 years
30-40 years
22%
22%
40+ years
40+ years
39%
39%

Types of Quality Control Degree Levels

The most common degree for quality controls is bachelor's degree 34% of quality controls earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 27% and rounding it off is associate degree with 19%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 34%
  • High School Diploma, 27%
  • Associate, 19%
  • Diploma, 10%
  • Other Degrees, 10%
Job Title
Quality Control DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
Bachelors
34%
34%
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
27%
27%
Associate
Associate
19%
19%
Diploma
Diploma
10%
10%
Other Degrees
Other Degrees
10%
10%

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Quality Control Wage Gap By Education

Quality controls with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $35,246 annually. With a Masters degree, quality controls earn a median annual income of $33,251 compared to $32,391 for quality controls with an Associate degree.
$37,000
$35,000
$33,000
$31,000
$29,000
$27,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$29,217
Master's Degree$33,251
Bachelor's Degree$28,467
Doctorate Degree$35,246
Some College/ Associate Degree$32,391

Quality Control Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ quality controls. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most quality controls is the manufacturing industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire quality controls.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
< 50 employees
2%
2%
50 - 100 employees
50 - 100 employees
1%
1%
100 - 500 employees
100 - 500 employees
6%
6%
500 - 1,000 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
13%
13%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
37%
37%
> 10,000 employees
> 10,000 employees
42%
42%

The Types Of Companies Quality Control Work In

Employees with the quality control job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most quality controls prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Public
Public
47%
47%
Private
Private
52%
52%
Government
Government
1%
1%

Top Industries Hiring Quality Controls

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ quality controls. Those industries include manufacturing, retail and technology.

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Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Retail

Technology

Professional

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Fortune 500
Fortune 500
20%
20%
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
16%
16%
Retail
Retail
11%
11%
Technology
Technology
8%
8%
Professional
Professional
7%
7%
Finance
Finance
5%
5%
Automotive
Automotive
5%
5%
Construction
Construction
4%
4%
Transportation
Transportation
3%
3%
Health Care
Health Care
3%
3%
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
2%
2%
Media
Media
2%
2%
Hospitality
Hospitality
2%
2%
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
2%
2%
Energy
Energy
2%
2%
Agriculture
Agriculture
2%
2%
Insurance
Insurance
2%
2%
Internet
Internet
1%
1%
Government
Government
1%
1%
Utilities
Utilities
1%
1%
Start-up
Start-up
1%
1%
Non Profits
Non Profits
1%
1%
Real Estate
Real Estate
1%
1%

Quality Control Turnover And Employment Statistics

Quality Control Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of quality controls changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescQuality Control Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
2010
7.78%
7.78%
2011
2011
6.41%
6.41%
2012
2012
6.49%
6.49%
2013
2013
6.74%
6.74%
2014
2014
6.13%
6.13%
2015
2015
4.16%
4.16%
2016
2016
4.16%
4.16%
2017
2017
4.43%
4.43%
2018
2018
4.24%
4.24%

The Average Number of Years That Quality Control Stay in a Job

By looking over 17,661 quality controls resumes, we figured out that the average quality control enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
Less than 1 year
33%
33%
1-2 years
1-2 years
32%
32%
3-4 years
3-4 years
12%
12%
5-7 years
5-7 years
12%
12%
8-10 years
8-10 years
4%
4%
11+ years
11+ years
7%
7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Quality Controls

The most common foreign language among quality controls is Spanish at 65.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.9% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 3.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 65.7%
  • French, 8.9%
  • Arabic, 3.4%
  • Chinese, 3.1%
  • German, 2.5%
  • Other, 16.4%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
Spanish
65.7%
65.7%
French
French
8.9%
8.9%
Arabic
Arabic
3.4%
3.4%
Chinese
Chinese
3.1%
3.1%
German
German
2.5%
2.5%
Other
Other
16.4%
16.4%

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Where Do Quality Controls Earn The Most?

The map here shows where quality controls earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Quality Controls Located?

By looking through more than 17,661 resumes, we found that the most popular places for quality controls are TX, Houston and NY, New York.

Number of Quality Controls

Where Are Quality Controls In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country quality controls are in the most demand.

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