Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salary (United States)

A Quality Assurance (QA) Technician earns an average wage of $15.87 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,877 - $57,272
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,893
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Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.55 - $21.49
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,877 - $57,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,609  
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $4,591  
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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$26,150 - $52,765  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,962
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $21.49  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $32.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,609  
   
Profit Sharing
$289.06 - $4,591  
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).
)
$26,150 - $52,765  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,962
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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician

  • Review and approve documents related to Quality Assurance investigations.
  • Review and approve SOPs, work instructions, forms and validation plans from other departments on behalf of Quality Assurance.
  • Develop and implement processes, procedures, forms, work instructions and tools to monitor and improve Quality Assurance processes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Richmond
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Milwaukee
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Minneapolis
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Dallas
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Houston
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Indianapolis
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Cincinnati
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National Average
$37,000
Chicago
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Seattle
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Pittsburgh
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salaries

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 4%
Data Analysis
up arrow 3%
Blueprints
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Precision Measurement
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
Document Management
0%
Safety Compliance
0%
National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 433 votes.

Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 16%
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