Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with Quality Assurance / Quality Control Skills Salary

The average Software Quality Assurance Lead Tester with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills can expect to rake in roughly $69K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. For the most part, Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$45,152 - $118,201
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$69K
$120K
MEDIAN: $69,425
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$14.30 - $56.67
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MEDIAN: $24.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,152 - $118,201  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,276  
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
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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$45,170 - $126,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $56.67  
   
Overtime
$26.38 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $10,276  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
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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$45,170 - $126,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Pay by Experience for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 22 salaries. A Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

Experienced
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%
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