Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Salary (United States)

A Quality Assurance (QA) Associate earns an average salary of $46,294 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 Total Pay (?
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$31,871 - $72,087
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MEDIAN: $46,293
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Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Total Pay (?
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$10.35 - $22.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,871 - $72,087  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $3,973  
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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$25,937 - $64,186  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $22.82  
   
Overtime
$15.85 - $32.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $3,973  
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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$25,937 - $64,186  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
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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 Difference By Location
Bloomington
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New York
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Carlsbad
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Philadelphia
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Seattle
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San Diego
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$40,000
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Chicago
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Cleveland
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Denver
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Dallas
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Associate Salaries

Document Management
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National Average
$40,000
Microsoft Office
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
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%
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