Quality Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$33,000
$25,000
$33,000
$42,000
The average quality technician makes about $33,079 per year. That's $15.9 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $25,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $42,000. Many of quality technicians seem to be drawn to manufacturing and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case quality technicians tend to work at technology, health care, and automotive companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Maine and California pay quality technicians the highest salaries.
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Map of Quality Technician Salaries

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

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Average Quality Technician Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, Maine and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for quality technicians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Wisconsin, Virginia, and Wyoming.

Average Quality Technician Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a quality technician, being employed by a company such as Corning or United Technologies would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like CareSource and Smith & Nephew also report highly competitive salaries for quality technicians.

Company
Average Salary
$75,973
$76k
$73,190
$73k
$72,693
$73k
$70,881
$71k
$70,866
$71k
$70,529
$71k
$70,269
$70k

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Average Quality Technician Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, quality technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, health care, and automotive companies tend to offer much higher salaries for quality technicians. For example, quality technicians make a whopping average salary of $41,703 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $38,988 at health care companies and $35,815 at automotive companies. But quality technicians may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $26,598.

Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$41,703
$42k
Health Care
Health Care
$38,988
$39k
Automotive
Automotive
$35,815
$36k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$30,922
$31k
Retail
Retail
$26,598
$27k

Quality Technician Salary History

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Recently Added Quality Technician Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Red Dot Corporation
Red Dot Corporation
Quality Technician
Quality Technician
Quality Technician
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$37,566
$37,566
07/31/2020
Avispa Technology
Avispa Technology
Quality Technician (H)
Quality Technician (H)
Quality Technician (H)
07/30/2020
07/30/2020
$62,610
$62,610
07/30/2020
Avispa
Avispa
Quality Technician (H)
Quality Technician (H)
Quality Technician (H)
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$62,610
$62,610
07/29/2020
Quality Technician I
Quality Technician I
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$43,827
$43,827
07/29/2020
Quality Tech
Quality Tech
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$25,044
$25,044
07/28/2020
Environmental Quality Technician
Environmental Quality Technician
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$33,750
$33,750
07/28/2020
Quality Technician
Quality Technician
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$37,566
$37,566
07/24/2020
Firstoption Workforce Solutions
Firstoption Workforce Solutions
Quality Tech-Metal Manufacturing-Night Shift
Quality Tech-Metal Manufacturing-Night Shift
Quality Tech-Metal Manufacturing-Night Shift
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/23/2020
Quality Technician-2Nd Shift
Quality Technician-2Nd Shift
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$24,001
$24,001
07/22/2020
A Head for Profits
A Head for Profits
Draft Beer Quality Technician-Driving
Draft Beer Quality Technician-Driving
Draft Beer Quality Technician-Driving
07/18/2020
07/18/2020
$31,618
$31,618
07/18/2020