Quality Inspector Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$30,000
$23,000
Min 10%
$30,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Northrop Grumman
Highest Paying City
Cheshire, CT
Highest Paying State
Maryland
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a quality inspector make?
As a Quality Inspector in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $30,481 per year or $14.65 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $38,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $23,000 per year. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Quality Inspector salaries are Maryland, Hawaii, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The typical tenure for a Quality Inspector is 2.5 years.
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Average Quality Inspector Salary By Location

Quality Inspectors in the US makes an average salary of $30,481 per year or $14.65 per hour. Quality Inspectors make the most in Cheshire, CT at about $34,575 per year. The average entry-level salary in Cheshire, CT is $22,000. Maryland, Hawaii, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island are the highest paying states. Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wyoming, and Utah have the lowest reported salaries for Quality Inspectors.

Map of Quality Inspector Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Quality Inspector Salary By Company

If you are a Quality Inspector, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Quality Inspectors. Companies like Northrop Grumman or Flex-N-Gate will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Lockheed Martin and Boeing also pay high salaries to their Quality Inspectors.
Company
Average Salary
$54,047
$54k
$43,516
$44k
$42,565
$43k
$40,820
$41k

Average Quality Inspector Pay By Industry

Wages for Quality Inspectors can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Automotive companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Quality Inspectors well. Salaries for Quality Inspectors in Automotive companies average $34,261 annually, while Technology companies and Manufacturing companies pay $31,546 and $29,396, respectively. At $28,384, the average salary for Quality Inspectors in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$34,261
$34k
Technology
Technology
$31,546
$32k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$29,396
$29k
Retail
Retail
$28,540
$29k
Professional
Professional
$28,384
$28k

Quality Inspector Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Quality Inspector Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Quality Inspector can range from $22,545 to $48,998 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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