A Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist earns an average salary of C$55,114 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Auditing is associated with high pay for this job.

C$40,754 - C$76,384
C$41K
C$55K
C$76K
MEDIAN: C$55,160
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50%
90%
C$14.54 - C$50.35
C$15
C$22
C$50
MEDIAN: C$22.13
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50%
90%
C$0C$80K
Salary C$40,754 - C$76,384
Bonus C$758 - C$8,054
Profit Sharing C$3,000
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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C$38,158 - C$80,575
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 509
Hourly Data C$0C$93
Hourly Rate C$14.54 - C$50.35
Overtime C$20.79 - C$93.31
Annual Data C$0C$80K
Bonus C$758 - C$8,054
Profit Sharing C$3,000
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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C$38,158 - C$80,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 115

Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

Quality assurance specialists work in a variety of fields, including manufacturing (in which this position mostly entails physical labor) and firms that provide a service, such as consulting (where QA specialists develop strategies and techniques to ensure that all clients receive a similar high level of quality and helpfulness). Regardless of the industry in which they work, QA specialists have a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of their company's manufacturing or service processes.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist


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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 168 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$62,000 based on 70 salaries. A Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$67,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$54,845

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Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist?

Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist in Whitby:
"Very rewarding and interesting"
Pros: Interaction with fellow employees
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Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

▲8%

National Average
C$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salaries

Auditing
▲10%

Internal Audit
▲8%

Software Test
▲2%

National Average
C$55,000






Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%