A Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $59,119 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Process Improvement, Microsoft Office, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Internal Audit, and Data Analysis. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

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MEDIAN: $59,119
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$11.82 - $25.55
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,916 - $76,050  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $4,055  
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$34,731 - $75,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $25.55  
   
Overtime
$25.50  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$484.79 - $4,055  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,731 - $75,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

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

Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Late-Career
up arrow 27%


National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 20%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 14%

Data Analysis
up arrow 11%

Internal Audit
up arrow 11%

Evaluation and Management Auditing
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 1%

Training
up arrow 1%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Auditing
up arrow 6%

Procedures
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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