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

Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills pull down an average of $68K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. 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 57 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,418 - $115,808
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MEDIAN: $67,952
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$14.61 - $59.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,418 - $115,808  
   
Bonus
$888 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$4,943  
Total Pay (?
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$43,913 - $124,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $59.60  
   
Overtime
$25.94 - $63.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$888 - $8,109  
   
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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$43,913 - $124,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. On average, Software Quality Assurance Lead Testers with Quality Assurance / Quality Control skills make $96K following one to two decades on the job. 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.

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 14 votes.
037
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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