A Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer earns an average salary of $64,039 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$45,241 - $87,722
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MEDIAN: $64,038
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Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.90 - $44.40
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,241 - $87,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,784  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $6,787  
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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$43,567 - $90,814  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,753
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $44.40  
   
Overtime
$21.09 - $55.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,784  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $6,787  
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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$43,567 - $90,814  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,753
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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer
A quality assurance engineer creates tests to find any problems with software before the product is launched. They identify and analyze any bugs found during testing and document them. They also must to pay very close attention to detail and coach their team on managing testing tools, reporting results, and motivating process improvement. A normal work day for a quality assurance engineer includes developing new tests to run, running the tests, and documenting the results; if any defects are noted the quality assurance engineers will need to collaborate with the software developers to find a fix and patch the program. Once the defect has been patched, they will need to run the test again to make sure there are no new bugs and to make sure the defect found has been corrected.
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Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Tasks
  • Train internal personnel in QA program requirements.
  • Prepare monthly QA status reports.
  • Participate in customer and regulatory agency audits.
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Pay Difference By Location
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Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer?
Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer in Vista:
"Found Opportunity In Software Quality Assurance."
Pros: Company gives back to the community, great manager, good training, internship programs, diverse co-workers, flexible hours, seeing immediate results of own work, healthcare, dental, 401k, and office events.
Cons: Moderate to high stress, meetings to plan for meetings to plan for meetings, poor to average product planning from executives.
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Quality Improvement / QA
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National Average
$65,000
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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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 373 votes.
Gender
Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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