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Average Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salary in Canada

C$56,488
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$3,114
Bonus
C$3,250
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The average salary for a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist in Canada is C$56,488.
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CA$41k
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CA$56k
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CA$78k
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C$41k - C$78k
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C$974 - C$8k
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C$250 - C$23k
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C$38k - C$80k
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What Do Quality Assurance (QA) Specialists Do?

Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Tasks
  • Support quality related customer complaint investigations and trending activities.
  • Carry out annual product reviews.
  • Support the development and implementation of improved quality reporting measures.
  • Perform training in all aspects of Quality Management Systems.

Job Satisfaction for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

3.6 out of 5
(104)
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What Are Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialists?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Auditing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Quality Improvement / QA and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialists?

An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$45,645 based on 21 salaries. An early career Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$51,389 based on 336 salaries. A mid-career Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$58,836 based on 202 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$64,497 based on 137 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$72,840.
Employees with Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 20.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (8.3% more) and Mississauga, Ontario (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (1.0% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 742 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.8%
Early Career
45.3%
Mid Career
27.2%
Experienced
18.5%
Late Career
6.2%