Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salary

Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts pull down an average of $53K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $75K. There are more male Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,769 - $72,236
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$72K
MEDIAN: $52,838
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50%
90%

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$13.87 - $36.29
(Median)
$14
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,769 - $72,236  
   
Bonus
$58.17 - $5,767  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,808  
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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$36,426 - $75,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $36.29  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $38.79  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$58.17 - $5,767  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,808  
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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$36,426 - $75,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,391

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Software Test Quality Assurance Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+14 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Cincinnati is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Pittsburgh and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst, (Computer Software) Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 20%

HTML
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 6%

Test Planning
up arrow 2%

System Testing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 1%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 1%

Software Test
up arrow 2%

Black Box Testing
up arrow 2%

Java
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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