The average salary for a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist is $51,854 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$34,338 - $78,204
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MEDIAN: $51,853
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Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.32 - $25.94
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,338 - $78,204  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,403  
Profit Sharing
$203.32 - $5,132  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$30,308 - $75,428  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,550
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.32 - $25.94  
   
Overtime
$17.02 - $40.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,403  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$203.32 - $5,132  
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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$30,308 - $75,428  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,550
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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist
Quality assurance specialists work in a variety of fields, including manufacturing (in which this position mostly entails physical labor) and firms that provide a service, such as consulting (where QA specialists develop strategies and techniques to ensure that all clients receive a similar high level of quality and helpfulness). Regardless of the industry in which they work, QA specialists have a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of their company's manufacturing or service processes.
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Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Tasks
  • Support the development and implementation of improved quality reporting measures.
  • Perform training in all aspects of Quality Management Systems.
  • Support quality related customer complaint investigations and trending activities.
  • Carry out annual product reviews.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$48,000
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$48,000

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Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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