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

Pay for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers sits in the ballpark of $81K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $24K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers can bottom out near $59K or peak near $116K depending on individual performance. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers survey respondents are men (71 percent). For the most part, Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$59,984 - $109,357
$60K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,243
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$22.65 - $61.89
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$42
$62
MEDIAN: $41.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,984 - $109,357  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $24,240  
Total Pay (?
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$59,426 - $115,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.65 - $61.89  
   
Overtime
$37.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$193.92 - $12,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $24,240  
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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$59,426 - $115,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,931

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For Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, busy Sunnyvale offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 77 percent above the national average. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+42 percent), New York (+17 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and San Jose (+15 percent). Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers in Houston earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Rochester and Indianapolis (14 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 54 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++
▲21%

Linux
▲18%

C
▲16%

C#
▲14%

Java
▲11%

SQL
▲6%

Test Automation
▲4%

System Testing
▲2%

Test Planning
▼0%

National Average
$83,000


C# Programming Language
▼1%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▼3%

ASP.NET
▼8%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼8%

Microsoft Word
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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