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

For Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills, annual average wages total $76K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,348 - $100,868
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$76K
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MEDIAN: $75,989
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$25.53 - $58.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,348 - $100,868  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,934  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$52,085 - $105,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.53 - $58.72  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $9,934  
   
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).
)
$52,085 - $105,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Pay by Experience Level for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $71K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $83K. Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $108K on average.

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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