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 $68K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. 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. Male Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field.

$45,071 - $113,338
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$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,999
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$14.69 - $67.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,071 - $113,338  
   
Bonus
$912 - $8,877  
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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$43,926 - $121,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $67.87  
   
Overtime
$23.81 - $47.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$912 - $8,877  
   
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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$43,926 - $121,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $88K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $102K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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