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Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $57,690 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Linux, UNIX, C, and C++.
Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary (?
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.
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$37,647 - $80,015
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,689
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Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salary (?
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$12.36 - $38.95
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,647 - $80,015  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,910  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $5,177  
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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$34,424 - $82,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,733
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $38.95  
   
Overtime
$13.89 - $46.32  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $5,177  
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).
)
$34,424 - $82,491  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 432
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San Jose
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Palo Alto
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Boston
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Dallas
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Chicago
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San Diego
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National Average
$57,000
Seattle
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Austin
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Denver
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Atlanta
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Salt Lake City
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 13%
Linux
up arrow 13%
C
up arrow 12%
C++
up arrow 11%
Java
up arrow 7%
Oracle
up arrow 5%
Test Planning
up arrow 2%
National Average
$57,000
SQL
up arrow 1%
.NET
up arrow 2%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%
C#
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%