Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) with UNIX Skills Salary

Median pay for Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills lies in the neighborhood of $77K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills (81 percent) who took the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$51,169 - $102,099
$51K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,394
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$24.79 - $53.72
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$44
$54
MEDIAN: $43.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,169 - $102,099  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$53,431 - $106,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.79 - $53.72  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$400.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$53,431 - $106,288  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Pay by Experience Level for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software)

Pay by Experience for a Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) has a positive trend. An entry-level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 18 salaries. A Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 8 salaries.

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 16%
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