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

For Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, yearly average wages total $80K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $11K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers can bottom out near $57K or peak near $112K depending on individual performance. Most Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers survey respondents are men (72 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$57,664 - $108,257

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$20.31 - $51.37

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,664 - $108,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,281  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $9,787  
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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$57,256 - $112,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.31 - $51.37  
   
Overtime
$22.23 - $61.93  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,281  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $9,787  
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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$57,256 - $112,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Pay Difference by Location


Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+10 percent) and Portland (+10 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

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

C
up arrow 14%

Java
up arrow 11%

C++
up arrow 11%

Test Automation
up arrow 7%

Software Test
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 2%

Oracle
up arrow 1%

Test Planning
0%

SQL
0%

UNIX
0%

.NET
0%

National Average
$81,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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