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

Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers pull down an average of $79K annually. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers stretch from $56K on the lower end to $112K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $11K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$57,364 - $108,708
(Median)
$57K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,204
10%
50%
90%

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$20.21 - $50.74
(Median)
$20
$38
$51
MEDIAN: $37.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,364 - $108,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,926  
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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$56,127 - $112,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.21 - $50.74  
   
Overtime
$22.42 - $61.68  
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 - $10,926  
   
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).
)
$56,127 - $112,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+11 percent) and Portland (+10 percent).

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

Java
up arrow 10%

C
up arrow 10%

Test Automation
up arrow 7%

Software Test
up arrow 7%

C++
up arrow 5%

Test Planning
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

C#
up arrow 2%

SQL
0%

UNIX
0%

National Average
$81,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Oracle
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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