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 $57,416 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) Total Pay (?
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$37,306 - $79,835
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $57,416
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Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$12.34 - $38.85
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,306 - $79,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,870  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $5,168  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,515  
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).
)
$34,317 - $82,300  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $38.85  
   
Overtime
$14.01 - $45.82  
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 - $6,870  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,515  
Profit Sharing
$305.21 - $5,168  
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).
)
$34,317 - $82,300  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,211
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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Palo Alto
up arrow 22%
Boston
up arrow 11%
New York
up arrow 8%
Los Angeles
up arrow 5%
Minneapolis
up arrow 5%
San Diego
up arrow 3%
Chicago
up arrow 3%
National Average
$57,000
Seattle
up arrow 2%
Austin
up arrow 3%
Denver
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 17%
Portland
up arrow 17%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

Linux
up arrow 14%
UNIX
up arrow 13%
C
up arrow 12%
C++
up arrow 11%
Java
up arrow 7%
Oracle
up arrow 5%
Test Planning
up arrow 2%
SQL
0%
National Average
$57,000
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%
.NET
up arrow 2%
C#
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 13%

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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%
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