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

Earnings for Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills come in at around $71K annually on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills survey respondents are men (78 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,326 - $97,857
(Median)
$46K
$71K
$98K
MEDIAN: $71,460
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$19.99 - $49.72
(Median)
$20
$31
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,326 - $97,857  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,260  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $7,100  
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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$45,603 - $103,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.99 - $49.72  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $59.46  
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 - $10,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $7,100  
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).
)
$45,603 - $103,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $64K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $76K on average. Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 39%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 14%