Experienced Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary

Median pay for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers is around $82K annually. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $23K, overall incomes of Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers spread between $60K and $116K depending on individual performance. Male Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,064 - $110,138
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$82K
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MEDIAN: $81,519
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$23.49 - $61.67
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,064 - $110,138  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $14,445  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $22,750  
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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$59,921 - $115,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$23.49 - $61.67  
   
Overtime
$1.07 - $97.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$97.87 - $14,445  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $22,750  
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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$59,921 - $115,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,295

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For Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, working in the bustling city of Sunnyvale has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+42 percent), New York (+18 percent), San Jose (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Software Test Quality Assurance Engineer's salary, with Houston Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers earning salaries that are 27 percent less than the national average. Employers in Rochester and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
10-19 years
89%
20 years or more
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

C++
up arrow 21%

Linux
up arrow 19%

Java
up arrow 17%

C
up arrow 16%

C#
up arrow 14%

SQL
up arrow 8%

System Testing
up arrow 4%

Test Automation
up arrow 4%

Software Test
0%

C# Programming Language
0%

National Average
$83,000

Test Planning
up arrow 1%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

ASP.NET
up arrow 8%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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