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

Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills pull down an average of $72K per year. The majority of Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$46,550 - $98,859
(Median)
$47K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,255
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$19.74 - $50.10
(Median)
$20
$31
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,550 - $98,859  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,409  
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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$45,558 - $104,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.74 - $50.10  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $59.60  
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 - $10,409  
   
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).
)
$45,558 - $104,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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.


For many Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $65K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $77K on average. For Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $81K. Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $101K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 15%
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