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 $56,826 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are UNIX, Linux, C, and C++.
Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$37,209 - $79,565
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,826
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Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Total Pay (?
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$12.23 - $38.78
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,209 - $79,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,942  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,152  
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).
)
$34,192 - $82,088  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,333
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $38.78  
   
Overtime
$14.05 - $45.56  
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 - $6,942  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,515  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $5,152  
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).
)
$34,192 - $82,088  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,333
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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Sunnyvale
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Boston
up arrow 11%
New York
up arrow 8%
Los Angeles
up arrow 5%
San Diego
up arrow 4%
Chicago
up arrow 4%
Minneapolis
up arrow 4%
National Average
$56,000
Austin
up arrow 2%
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Denver
up arrow 6%
Bellevue
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 11%
Salt Lake City
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software) Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 15%
Linux
up arrow 13%
C
up arrow 12%
C++
up arrow 11%
Test Automation
up arrow 9%
Java
up arrow 7%
Test Planning
up arrow 3%
National Average
$56,000
SQL
up arrow 1%
.NET
up arrow 3%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%
C#
up arrow 6%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%
HTML
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Access
up arrow 12%
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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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