|Quick Facts: Quality Control Inspectors|
$38,580 per year
$18.55 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
Quality control inspectors examine products and materials for defects or deviations from specifications.
Many quality control inspectors work in manufacturing. Most work full time, and overtime may be required to meet production deadlines.
Quality control inspectors typically need a high school diploma to enter the occupation and receive on-the-job training once employed.
The median annual wage for quality control inspectors was $38,580 in May 2021.
Employment of quality control inspectors is projected to decline 12 percent from 2020 to 2030.
Despite declining employment, about 54,900 openings for quality control inspectors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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