Entry-Level Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salary

Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians can expect to earn an average of $15.65 per hour. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians bottoms out near $26K and approaches $49K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $3K from profit sharing. The majority of Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,836 - $52,361
$31K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,204
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$11.94 - $20.71
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $15.76
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$0$52K
Salary $30,836 - $52,361
Bonus $0.00 - $2,841
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,041
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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$26,689 - $49,420
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 293
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $11.94 - $20.71
Hourly Tips $0.11
Overtime $16.18 - $32.04
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,841
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,041
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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$26,689 - $49,420
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,070

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Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,085

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

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians, 10 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Quality Assurance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+5 percent), Richmond (+4 percent), Chicago (+4 percent), and Minneapolis (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Sturgeon Bay and 9 percent less in Cincinnati, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Baytown:
"Shift work is a challenge."
The job is what you make it. Technology grows in leaps and bounds. There are always new things to learn. Working shift work (12 hour rotating shift) can be very challenging to family life. You will have to work on holiday's and will not always be off for important events. On the other hand you can make new family traditions and having a week of vacation tacked onto off days makes for long vacations. There is almost always overtime to be had. Take every opportunity to learn things. Stay engaged and you will stay interested.

Quality Assurance (QA) Technician in Paw Paw:
"Be more proactive."
Do your best every day, be on time and have integrity even about the smallest task.

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 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.

Key Stats for Quality Assurance (QA) Technician

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
13%
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Skills That Affect Quality Assurance (QA) Technician Salaries

Technical Analysis
▲4%

Blueprints
▲2%


Auditing
▲1%

Document Management
▼0%

Safety Compliance
▼0%

Internal Audit
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼1%

Precision Measurement
▼1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%
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