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Quality Control Technician Demographics in the US

The average employee age for quality control technicians is 45 years. The quality control technician workforce reached a whopping 68,531 in 2020!

Among quality control technicians, we discovered that 36.5% of them are women, while 59.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among quality control technicians is White, which makes up 63.4% of all quality control technicians. Comparatively, there are 16.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Quality Control Technician Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 68,531 quality control technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 36.5% of all quality control technicians are women, while only 59.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed quality control technician is 45 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of quality control technicians is White (63.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.0%) and Black or African American (8.9%).
  • The majority of quality control technicians are located in TX, Houston and NC, Charlotte.
  • Quality control technicians are most in-demand in Houston, TX.
  • Quality control technicians are paid an average annual salary of $35,038.
  • The health care industry is the highest-paying for quality control technicians.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $45,975, the highest in the US.
  • Quality control technicians average starting salary is $26,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid quality control technicians earn as much as $46,000 or more.
  • 12% of all quality control technicians are LGBT.
  • California is the best state for quality control technicians to live.
  • Quality control technicians are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Quality Control Technician Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among quality control technicians is White, which makes up 63.4% of all quality control technicians. Comparatively, there are 16.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 63.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.0%
  • Black or African American, 8.9%
  • Asian, 8.7%
  • Unknown, 2.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Quality Control Technicians

The chart below shows that 67.5% of quality control technicians speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.3% and Vietnamese is the third-most popular at 2.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 67.5%
  • French, 7.3%
  • Vietnamese, 2.7%
  • German, 2.7%
  • Russian, 2.4%
  • Other, 17.4%

Types of Quality Control Technician Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for quality control technicians. The most common degree for quality control technicians is bachelor's degree. In fact, 44% of quality control technicians earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 19% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 11%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 44%
  • Associate degree, 19%
  • High School Diploma degree, 11%
  • Diploma degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 22%

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Quality Control Technician Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Quality Control Technician Work In

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

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Private

Public

Government

Top Industries Hiring Quality Control Technicians

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

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Manufacturing

Fortune 500

Retail

Health Care

Technology

Quality Control Technician Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as quality control technicians. Keep reading to find out what the results for quality control technicians were.

Quality Control Technician 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 control technicians.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Quality Control Technician Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
86%
84%
81%
79%
76%
74%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Quality Control Technician 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 control technicians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Quality Control Technician Based On Race And Gender

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

Male
Female

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

By looking over 23,023 quality control technicians resumes, we figured out that the average quality control technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years 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

Quality Control Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of quality control technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of quality control technicians is 40+ years old, which represents 68% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Quality Control Technician Male to Female Ratio

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Quality Control Technician59%36%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Quality Control Technician
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Quality Control Technicians with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to quality control technicians.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Verification Engineer3.53%
Product Development Engineer6.59%
Health And Safety Manager7.24%
Lead Field Engineer7.40%
Map Drafter11.17%
Quality Control Technician12.11%
Furniture Detailer13.08%

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Quality Control Technician Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$34,030
female-income
Female Income
$31,901

Quality Control Technician Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$36,675
$35,797
$34,918
$34,040
$33,162
$32,284
$31,405
$30,527
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Quality Control Technician Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$34,918
Bachelor's Degree$36,648
Some College/ Associate Degree$37,581
Master's Degree$41,577

Quality Control Technician Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$43,596
$41,577
$39,558
$37,539
$35,520
$33,501
$31,482
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Quality Control Technician Heatmaps

Where Do Quality Control Technicians Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Quality Control Technicians Located?

By looking through more than 23,023 resumes, we found that the most popular places for quality control technicians are TX, Houston and NC, Charlotte.

Number of Quality Control Technicians

Where Are Quality Control Technicians In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings