$42,808
Avg. Salary
$16.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$989

Bonus

$1,018

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) Technician is $16.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) Technician is $42,808 per year.

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$12.61
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$16.83
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$22.97
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MEDIAN $16.83
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$32k
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$61k
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MEDIAN $42,808
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MEDIAN: $42,808
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$0$60K
Salary $32,164 - $60,941
Bonus $0.00 - $3,078
Profit Sharing $5.21 - $3,964
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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$27,982 - $53,642
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 800
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.61 - $22.97
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $17.54 - $33.93
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,078
Profit Sharing $5.21 - $3,964
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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$27,982 - $53,642
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,077

Job Description for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician

  • Develop and implement processes, procedures, forms, work instructions and tools to monitor and improve Quality Assurance processes.
  • Review and approve SOPs, work instructions, forms and validation plans from other departments on behalf of Quality Assurance.
  • Review and approve documents related to Quality Assurance investigations.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Pay By Employer

$0$48K

$32,498

$45,166

$37,440

$40,878

Common Career Paths for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician


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As Quality Assurance Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Quality Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Quality Managers earn $73K on average per year. The most common next step for a Quality Assurance Technician is to become a Quality Assurance Manager or a Quality Assurance Specialist. The former position pays an additional $32K per year on average, and the latter position pays $11K more per year.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician


Quality Assurance Technicians seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Electronic Troubleshooting, Technical Analysis, and Internal Audit are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Data Analysis. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Quality Improvement / QA, Data Analysis, and Auditing.

Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician

Pay by Experience for a Quality Assurance (QA) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 1,296 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Quality Assurance (QA) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 498 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 371 salaries. A Quality Assurance (QA) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 166 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,291

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Quality Assurance Technicians, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Quality Assurance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent), Charlotte (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and St. Louis (+10 percent). Atlanta ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Cleveland and 4 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Reviews

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

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Minneapolis:
"Designing, training, and implementing QA procedures."

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Morris:
"Interesting and challenging learning constantly."
Pros: Learning new things everyday. Interacting with different people.
Cons: The limited opportunity for growth of salary but constant addition of responsibility.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Newton:
"Importance of documentation."
Always keep good records on nonconforming materials and always keep excel computer skills up to date.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Springdale:
"Quality Insurance Inspector."
Pros: Professional environment, good supervisor, and good benefits.
Cons: Bad hours, workplace drama, and over sized work load.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Clinton:
"QA."
Pros: Requires good time management, physical agility, creative problem solving, prompt decision making, and knowledge of the product.
Cons: Repetitive tasks, 6 or 7 day workweeks, sometimes 12 hour shifts,

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Bath:
Ensure the company you work for supports you and provides a clear training plan, and sticks to it.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Charleston:
"1st past quality."
If its not right, don't stamp it.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 769 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salaries

▲12%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲18%




▲1%

▼0%


National Average
$38,000



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%


Microsoft Word
▼3%

Safety Compliance
▼3%


Data Entry
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 769 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%