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

The average pay for a Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in Seattle, Washington is $67,319 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Test Automation, Linux, UNIX, and Software Test.
Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$40,716 - $87,159
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $67,318
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Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$15.08 - $40.48
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,716 - $87,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
Profit Sharing
$1,875 - $6,000  
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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$39,761 - $88,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $40.48  
   
Overtime
$6.20 - $59.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,875 - $6,000  
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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$39,761 - $88,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%
National Average
$67,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Test Automation
up arrow 16%
Linux
up arrow 15%
UNIX
up arrow 14%
Software Test
up arrow 10%
Test Planning
up arrow 6%
C#
up arrow 4%
Java
up arrow 4%
National Average
$67,000
SQL
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%
Python
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 15%