The average hourly pay for a Quality Assurance (QA) Technician is $17.44.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician
The top respondents for the job title Quality Assurance (QA) Technician are from the companies Tyson Foods, Inc., Abbott Laboratories and Spiral Industries. Reported salaries are highest at Altec Industries, Inc. where the average pay is $23.62. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Abbott Laboratories and Nestles', earning around $22.15 and $21.95, respectively. Spiral Industries pays the lowest at around $13.76. Taylor Farms Inc. and Tyson Foods, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.93 and $15.57, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Quality Assurance (QA) Technicians?
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Skills in Quality Improvement / QA and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Document Management and Microsoft Excel.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Quality Assurance (QA) Technicians?
An entry-level Quality Assurance (QA) Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.79 based on 221 salaries. An early career Quality Assurance (QA) Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.71 based on 1,711 salaries. A mid-career Quality Assurance (QA) Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.20 based on 721 salaries. An experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.51 based on 522 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (6.1% more) and Portland, Oregon (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.4% less).
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