The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer is $67,738 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are C programming Language, Linux, and Java.

$43,841 - $93,538
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,737
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$16.49 - $46.17
(Median)
$16
$28
$46
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,841 - $93,538  
   
Bonus
$482.88 - $9,906  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$43,284 - $96,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $46.17  
   
Overtime
$21.59 - $73.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$482.88 - $9,906  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $24,658  
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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$43,284 - $96,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer Salaries

C programming Language
up arrow 20%

Linux
up arrow 14%

Java
up arrow 12%

Python
up arrow 7%

C
up arrow 4%

Test Automation
up arrow 3%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 3%

C++
0%

National Average
$68,000

C#
up arrow 1%

Oracle
up arrow 2%

Software Test
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 4%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 6%

Test Planning
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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