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

An Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) earns an average salary of $58,660 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Linux, UNIX, and C.
$38,169 - $80,911
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MEDIAN: $58,660
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$12.49 - $38.94
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,169 - $80,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,906  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $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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$34,759 - $83,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,624
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $38.94  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $51.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,906  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $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).
)
$34,759 - $83,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 397
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Pay Difference by Location

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 11%

Linux
up arrow 11%

C
up arrow 10%


C++
up arrow 8%

Java
up arrow 6%

Test Planning
up arrow 3%

SQL
0%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

.NET
up arrow 4%

C#
up arrow 7%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

HTML
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Access
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 390 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%