Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salary (United States)

A Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist earns an average salary of $52,642 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$34,780 - $78,662
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MEDIAN: $52,641
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Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Total Pay (?
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$12.66 - $26.31
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,780 - $78,662  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,899  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $5,677  
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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$30,790 - $75,745  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $26.31  
   
Overtime
$17.92 - $40.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$613 - $5,677  
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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$30,790 - $75,745  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,441
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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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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salaries

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$48,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Performance Analysis
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Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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