Entry-Level Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians lies in the neighborhood of $15.65 per hour. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians varies from around $27K to approximately $49K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $3K, respectively. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,165 - $51,878
$31K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,238
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$11.82 - $20.69
$12
$16
$21
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$0$51K
Salary $31,165 - $51,878
Bonus $0.00 - $2,755
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,077
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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$26,557 - $49,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 280
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $11.82 - $20.69
Hourly Tips $0.11
Overtime $16.20 - $31.73
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,755
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,077
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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$26,557 - $49,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,052

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,947

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians, 10 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+5 percent), Richmond (+4 percent), Chicago (+4 percent), and Minneapolis (+3 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Employers in Sturgeon Bay and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Baytown:
"Shift work is a challenge."
The job is what you make it. Technology grows in leaps and bounds. There are always new things to learn. Working shift work (12 hour rotating shift) can be very challenging to family life. You will have to work on holiday's and will not always be off for important events. On the other hand you can make new family traditions and having a week of vacation tacked onto off days makes for long vacations. There is almost always overtime to be had. Take every opportunity to learn things. Stay engaged and you will stay interested.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Paw Paw:
"Be more proactive."
Do your best every day, be on time and have integrity even about the smallest task.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Newton:
"Importance of documentation."
Always keep good records on nonconforming materials and always keep excel computer skills up to date.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Bath:
Ensure the company you work for supports you and provides a clear training plan, and sticks to it.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Charleston:
"1st past quality."
If its not right, don't stamp it.

Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 235 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salaries

Technical Analysis
▲4%

Blueprints
▲3%


Document Management
▲1%

Auditing
▲1%

Safety Compliance
▲1%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼0%

Precision Measurement
▼0%

Internal Audit
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 16%
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