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

The three highest-paying cities for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers can all be found in California: Sunnyvale, San Francisco, and San Jose. 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 $59K and $115K. The majority of Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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 large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,409 - $109,366
(Median)
$59K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,279
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$21.58 - $61.58
(Median)
$22
$41
$62
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,409 - $109,366  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,512  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $20,936  
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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$59,387 - $114,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 326
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$21.58 - $61.58  
   
Overtime
$1.07 - $97.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,512  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $20,936  
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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$59,387 - $114,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,697

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For Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, above-average compensation can be found in California — Sunnyvale, San Francisco, and San Jose are known as the cities with the best salaries for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers. 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. Workers in Rochester and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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

C++
up arrow 22%

C
up arrow 16%

C#
up arrow 15%

SQL
up arrow 9%

Test Automation
up arrow 3%

System Testing
up arrow 1%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 1%

Linux
up arrow 1%

Software Test
0%

National Average
$83,000

Test Planning
up arrow 1%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 6%

ASP.NET
up arrow 8%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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