Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts come in at around $53K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts range from $37K on the low end to $75K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $9K, respectively. The majority of Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts (62 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,856 - $72,433
$39K
$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $53,200
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$13.96 - $38.02
$14
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,856 - $72,433  
   
Bonus
$184.22 - $5,767  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,726  
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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$36,524 - $75,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 590
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.96 - $38.02  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $47.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$184.22 - $5,767  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,726  
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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$36,524 - $75,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,906

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Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and San Francisco (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Columbus and Cincinnati (14 percent lower).

Key Stats for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software)

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
076
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 20%

HTML
up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 5%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 4%

System Testing
up arrow 2%



Regression Testing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$53,000



Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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