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

Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers pull down an average of $79K 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 $58K or peak near $112K depending on individual performance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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 more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,983 - $107,923
(Median)
$58K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,276
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50%
90%

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$20.50 - $50.90
(Median)
$20
$39
$51
MEDIAN: $39.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,983 - $107,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,150  
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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$57,619 - $111,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.50 - $50.90  
   
Overtime
$22.33 - $61.80  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,150  
   
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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$57,619 - $111,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Experienced Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+12 percent) and Portland (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 3 percent below the national average.

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

Java
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 11%

C++
up arrow 9%

Test Automation
up arrow 6%

Software Test
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Test Planning
up arrow 1%

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

Oracle
0%

.NET
0%

National Average
$81,000

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

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