Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salary

Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers pull down an average of $54K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers. The majority of Entry-Level Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers (66 percent) survey respondents are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,747 - $72,305
$38K
$54K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,807
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$13.82 - $41.02
$14
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $23.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,747 - $72,305  
   
Bonus
$4.48 - $7,559  
Total Pay (?
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$35,572 - $76,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $41.02  
   
Overtime
$26.48 - $78.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4.48 - $7,559  
   
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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$35,572 - $76,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester in Research Triangle Park:
`"$Position Title And Pay Grade Lower Than Responsibilities."`
Make sure that when you get an offer from a company that the title and pay grade being offered match the responsibilities and duties expected of you. If all the questions in the interview are about building a team, leading a team and running a team; that the Title and Pay grade are not just for testing software but for Leading the team.

Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

SQL
▲3%

Test Planning
▼0%

National Average
$54,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%

Regression Testing
▼7%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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