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

Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers can expect wages of $81K per year on average. Cash earnings for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers — including $12K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $59K to $114K depending on individual performance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$58,724 - $108,724
(Median)
$59K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,600
10%
50%
90%

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$20.59 - $54.63
(Median)
$21
$40
$55
MEDIAN: $39.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,724 - $108,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,011  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $19,876  
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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$59,046 - $114,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.59 - $54.63  
   
Overtime
$22.85 - $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 - $12,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $19,876  
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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$59,046 - $114,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $82,006

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Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers in Sunnyvale receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+28 percent) and San Jose (+27 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin.

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

C++
up arrow 23%

Java
up arrow 16%

C#
up arrow 16%

HTML
up arrow 10%

.NET
up arrow 6%

Test Automation
up arrow 5%

Linux
up arrow 3%

Software Test
up arrow 2%

Oracle
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

National Average
$82,000

Test Planning
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

System Testing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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