Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary with UNIX skills

The average Software Test Quality Assurance Engineer with UNIX skills can expect to rake in roughly $73K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,443 - $100,730

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$19.35 - $50.55

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,443 - $100,730  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,200  
Total Pay (?
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$46,606 - $105,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.35 - $50.55  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $59.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $9,200  
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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$46,606 - $105,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Pay by Experience Level for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) with UNIX skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $66K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $76K. Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $81K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $101K.

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Experience Affects Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) with UNIX skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 16%
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