The average rate for a Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in San Diego, California is $17.89 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Technical Analysis, Safety Compliance, Precision Measurement, and Blueprints. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$10.47 - $23.66
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.47 - $23.66  
   
Overtime
$24.42  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$200.00  
   
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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$24,336 - $51,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 23%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 23%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 22%

Blueprints
up arrow 21%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 5%

Document Management
0%

National Average
$38,000

Auditing
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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