There are currently an estimated 76,100 quality control inspectors in the United States. The quality control inspector job market is expected to grow by 9.7% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are quality control inspectors?

CareerExplorer rates quality control inspectors with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 14,900 quality control inspectors. That number is based on 7,400 additional quality control inspectors, and the retirement of 7,500 existing quality control inspectors.

What’s the supply of quality control inspectors?

The quality control inspector industry is concentrated in California, New York, Texas

Quality Control Inspector job market by state

State Name Employed Quality Control Inspectors
California 6,660
New York 6,250
Texas 5,650
Florida 3,420
Illinois 3,410
Michigan 2,840
Massachusetts 2,370
Pennsylvania 2,040
Georgia 1,960
New Jersey 1,810
Indiana 1,720
Missouri 1,700
Virginia 1,610
Washington 1,550
Ohio 1,520
Oregon 1,400
North Carolina 1,330
Colorado 1,210
Oklahoma 1,190
Arizona 1,170
Louisiana 1,140
Tennessee 1,030
Alabama 980
Minnesota 950
Wisconsin 830
Nevada 820
Connecticut 740
Utah 710
Hawaii 680
Iowa 590
Kansas 430
Puerto Rico 410
Kentucky 390
New Mexico 380
Idaho 380
Arkansas 350
Nebraska 300
Alaska 270
District of Columbia 260
Mississippi 250
Maine 220
North Dakota 210
West Virginia 210
South Carolina 190
Wyoming 150
Montana 140
New Hampshire 100
South Dakota 80
Rhode Island 70
Vermont 40