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

Earnings for Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills come in at around $75K annually on average. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,520 - $104,639
(Median)
$50K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,829
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90%

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$20.43 - $52.33
(Median)
$20
$33
$52
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,520 - $104,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,644  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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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$48,728 - $111,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $52.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,644  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
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).
)
$48,728 - $111,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Pay by Experience Level for Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software)

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers with UNIX skills. The average inexperienced worker earns $66K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $76K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $82K. 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 $106K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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