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

The average Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analyst earns approximately $54K annually. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts spread between $36K and $75K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,692 - $72,629
$39K
$54K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,628
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$13.99 - $38.46
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MEDIAN: $23.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,692 - $72,629  
   
Bonus
$192.37 - $5,648  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,966  
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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$36,474 - $75,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $38.46  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $47.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$192.37 - $5,648  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,966  
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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$36,474 - $75,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,270

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Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and San Francisco (+8 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Cincinnati is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Columbus and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively.

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 85 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
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
▲18%

HTML
▲9%

SQL
▲5%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲5%

System Testing
▲3%


National Average
$53,000



Microsoft SQL Server
▼1%


Regression Testing
▼3%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼3%


Microsoft Word
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 18%