ABBOTT LABORATORIES IQA Inspector Salary in the United States

How much does a IQA Inspector make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for IQA Inspector at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $54,162 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $47,594 and $60,729. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does a IQA Inspector do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

This opening is for an Incoming Quality Assurance (IQA) inspector.  This group tests inbound material that will be used to assemble complex medical devices important to the screening of blood for blood banks.  Part inspections include individual piece parts from that are machined and molded, preassembled parts consisting of many piece parts, cables, printed material, printed circuit boards, and software.  Tools used vary from simple hand-held tools to semi-automated test tools, to fully automated testing tools.  This is a highly regulated position and subject to inspection by the FDA and other health authorities. 

Key competencies for this inspection opening include:

  • Requires basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5-1994). 
  • Capable of using hand-held inspection tools including; but not necessarily limited to; calipers; micrometers; height gages; and optical comparators; as well as any testers and fixtures that may be appropriate to perform those tasks.
  • Applies an understanding of cable/harness assembly and printed circuit board assembly to perform visual and dimensional inspections.
  • Performs inspection on printed material (e.g. Primary and Secondary labeling; manuals; print inserts; CD’s; etc.). 
  • Performs First Article Inspections. 
  • Has basic computer knowledge to be able to perform data entry; retrieving; tracking; and logging of data. 
  • Good understanding of engineering drawings and inspection methodology.
  • Interpersonal skills include ability to communicate in a positive and effective manner to peers; internal and external customers.
  • Performs needed work activities with minimum supervision. 
  • Must be able to apply proper problem resolution skills.
  • Accepts and rejects supplier lots based on inspection results.  Information gathered used by others to make both critical and strategic decisions. 
  • Ability to use advanced upper level instrumentation such as 3D/2D digital measuring projector and/or optical testing and visualization instruments.  This includes writing and validating the programs used by the automated equipment.  The candidate must be able to interpret a drawing and develop the automated testing to ensure the specifications of the drawing are met.  Additionally, the candidate must have demonstrated experience in these areas and can be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for automated testing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Well experienced using calipers, micrometers, height gage, Optical comparator, visual inspection of boards and cables and labels
  • Able to interpret Engineer part drawings
  • Good understanding of GD&T
  • Experience using and programming Vision systems, hand held CMM and or automated optical comparator


  • Years of Exp: 3+ years of inspection experience
  • Minimum Education: Ideally a Bachelor’s or Associates degree in a science or closely related discipline or equivalent relevant experience to demonstrate equivalence to a Degree; at a minimum High School graduated or equivalent

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABBOTT LABORATORIES IQA Inspector in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $47,594 to $60,729 with an average total cash compensation of $54,162. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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