Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Salary (United States)

A Quality Assurance (QA) Associate earns an average salary of $46,689 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Salary (?
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$32,268 - $72,188
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MEDIAN: $46,688
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Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Salary (?
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$10.42 - $23.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,268 - $72,188  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,063  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,040  
Total Pay (?
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$26,029 - $64,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $23.14  
   
Overtime
$15.96 - $32.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,063  
   
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $6,040  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,029 - $64,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 392
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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Associate

The quality assurance (QA) associate ensures that a new product in development (usually software) meets standards for operating and usage. Frequently, this individual attempts to "break" the product under development, and report their experiences, successes, and failures to the team to use in future iterations or versions.
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Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Tasks
  • Investigate and diagnose quality complaints, track down components, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Verify logs, databases, and other data to track and flag quality concerns and improvements.
  • Work with organization members to audit, identify quality problems, and improve operational processes.
  • Write, maintain, and disseminate quality manuals and other documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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New York
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Philadelphia
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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San Diego
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$40,000
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
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Internal Audit
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Document Management
0%
National Average
$40,000
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%