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

For Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, yearly average wages total $82K annually. In the world of Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $21K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $58K and $117K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$59,164 - $111,819
$59K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,763
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$22.32 - $59.39
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$59
MEDIAN: $42.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,164 - $111,819  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $13,898  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $21,124  
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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$58,490 - $116,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 363
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.32 - $59.39  
   
Overtime
$38.32  
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
$204.26 - $13,898  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $21,124  
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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$58,490 - $116,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,439

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For those looking to make money, Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers in Sunnyvale enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 76 percent above the national average. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+41 percent), New York (+16 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and San Jose (+14 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers in Houston earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Rochester and 12 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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 59 votes.
10-19 years
90%
20 years or more
10%
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Skills That Affect Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

C++
▲20%

Linux
▲17%

C
▲15%

C#
▲14%

Java
▲10%

SQL
▲6%

Test Automation
▲4%

System Testing
▲1%

National Average
$83,000


Test Planning
▼1%

C# Programming Language
▼1%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼4%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼8%

ASP.NET
▼9%

Microsoft Word
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 13%
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