What does a QC Analyst do?

QC analysts are responsible for establishing, implementing, overseeing, and enforcing quality control standards in a manufacturing or technical production environment. They are involved in all phases of the production lifecycle from evaluating raw materials to inspecting finished products to verify they meet target specifications. They may conduct testing, take measurements, or perform other assessments, which in some settings may include chemical analysis. They also establish quality control standards and evaluation protocol, and may implement automated testing or inspection processes.

QC analysts typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field, although advanced training or education is an asset. A background in quality control or roles involving enforcing and adhering to quality standards is preferred. These roles require highly organized specialists with meticulous attention to detail.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

QC Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$46,632 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$34K
Median: $47K
$64K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

QC Analyst Career Path

Learn how to become a QC Analyst, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Qc Analyst
$46,632/yr
L3
Qc Analyst Ii
$74,915/yr
L4
Qc Analyst Iii
$51,348/yr
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QC Analyst Insights

Read what QC Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
NewaetateNewaetate
QC Analyst
Nov. 27, 2021

“This is the best company I have ever worked for and I think the leadership really does care about the employees”

Sheffield PharmaceuticalsSheffield Pharmaceuticals
Quality Control
Aug. 18, 2021

“Also they are nice enough to work with schedule conflicts if there is a pandemic or daycare issues.”

RegeneronRegeneron
QC Analyst
Jan. 6, 2020

“Great career path and guidelines so that we know exactly where we stand and why.”

CallForce (UT)CallForce (UT)
Quality Control
Aug. 6, 2019

“Callforce really is the best place to work if you want a fun working environment!”

Smart DCCSmart DCC
Senior Test Analyst
Feb. 12, 2021

“If you want good performance ratings you are expected to work 24 hours otherwise no bonus”

CP MedicalCP Medical
QC Technician
Dec. 8, 2020

“3 weeks of never good enough work only to terminate me on my way home.”

Allure Labs Allure Labs
Junior Quality Control Technician
Mar. 16, 2021

“Allure is the good opportunity for you get your first job or for reallocate in your career.”

Elevate ITElevate IT
Senior Test Analyst
Sep. 17, 2021

“It was my great pleasure working with Elevate IT in early 2019 where I spend more then a year.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a qc analyst

When working as a qc analyst, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Agile Software Development, Test Cases, Test Plans, Agile Scrum and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to qc analyst are:
  • QA Manager
  • QA Engineer
  • Quality Manager
  • QA Analyst

The most common qualifications to become a qc analyst is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.