Average Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist Salary

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The average salary for a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist is $58,170.
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$40k - $87k
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$33k - $83k

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Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

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

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist are from the companies Abbott Laboratories, CSL Behring LLC and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Gilead Sciences, Inc. where the average pay is $80,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Boehringer Ingelheim Corp and The Boeing Company, earning around $80,000 and $76,650, respectively. CSL Behring LLC pays the lowest at around $63,000. Medtronic, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,492 and $73,667, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

Skills in Quality Improvement / QA and Auditing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

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 $46,865 based on 256 salaries. An early career Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,578 based on 2,666 salaries. A mid-career Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,926 based on 1,473 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,639 based on 1,301 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,629.
Employees with Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 12.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (9.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.3% less) and New York, New York (1.4% less).

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