Quality Control Analysts


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.7% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Associate's degree


What Quality Control Analysts Do

Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. May conduct stability sample tests.

Other Job Titles Quality Control Analysts May Have

Lab Analyst, Lab Technician (Lab Tech), Laboratory Analyst, Microbiology Lab Analyst, QA Auditor (Quality Assurance Auditor), QA Lab Tech (Quality Assurance Lab Technician), QA Tech (Quality Assurance Technician), Quality Control Analyst (QC Analyst), Quality Control Lab Technician (QC Lab Tech), Quality Control Technician (QC Tech)

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Quality Control Inspector ,

TFE Logistics

Pallets of shoes and trailers to be loaded & unloaded & audited.

Quality Analyst ,

Larsen & Toubro InfoTech Ltd.

My Typical day starts with following all phases of the Testing life Cycle like planning, developing and using testing tools. Then managing and correcting defects until they are rectified. Finally, I provide sign-off when I am assured that the tool is working as expected. In short, my typical day at work revolves around making tools more user friendly & high-quality.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental samples, finished goods, or stability samples.
  • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
  • Calibrate, validate, or maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure that lab cleanliness and safety standards are maintained.
  • Perform visual inspections of finished products.

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