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

An average Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineer can expect to take home roughly $78K per year. Overall cash earnings of Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers stretch from $56K near the bottom to $108K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Experienced Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary (?
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$55,988 - $103,783
(Median)
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78K
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MEDIAN: $78,111
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Experienced Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary (?
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$20.37 - $51.30
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,988 - $103,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,191  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $9,826  
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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$55,830 - $108,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.37 - $51.30  
   
Overtime
$22.13 - $59.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $9,826  
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).
)
$55,830 - $108,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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San Jose
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Portland
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Seattle
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National Average
$80,000
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San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, 13 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+12 percent) and Portland (+11 percent).
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Skills That Affect Experienced Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

Java
up arrow 10%
Test Automation
up arrow 9%
C
up arrow 9%
C++
up arrow 7%
Software Test
up arrow 6%
Linux
up arrow 4%
C#
up arrow 4%
Test Planning
up arrow 2%
UNIX
up arrow 2%
SQL
0%
HTML
0%
Oracle
0%
National Average
$80,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%