Average Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Salary

$83,271
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,924
Bonus
$2,948
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead is $83,271.
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$56k
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MEDIAN $83,271
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Salary
$56k - $114k
Bonus
$1k - $13k
Profit Sharing
$12 - $10k
Total Pay
$53k - $123k

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Job Description for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead Tasks
  • Lead quality assurance process from test design to final reports.
  • Communicate test results and ongoing needs to management.
  • Maintain and deploy patches, fixes, and new software.
  • Guide and participate in bug testing, identification, and problem solving.

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

The top respondents for the job title Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead are from the companies AllianceBernstein L.P., InComm and Verify, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at AllianceBernstein L.P. where the average pay is $125,000. Verify, Inc. pays the lowest at around $85,000.

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Popular Skills for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

Skills in Leadership and Test Automation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Test, Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Test Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead

An entry-level Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,378 based on 29 salaries. An early career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,401 based on 192 salaries. A mid-career Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,301 based on 274 salaries. An experienced Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,050 based on 301 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,809.
Employees with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) Lead in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 23.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (20.1% more) and San Diego, California (17.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Lincoln, Nebraska (31.2% less) and Columbus, Ohio (6.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 845 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.4%
Early Career
22.7%
Mid Career
32.4%
Experienced
35.6%
Late Career
5.8%