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Quality Assurance Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$75,000
$58,000
$75,000
$97,000
The average quality assurance engineer makes about $75,626 per year. That's $36.36 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $58,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $97,000. Many of quality assurance engineers seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case quality assurance engineers tend to work at retail, technology, and telecommunication companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Virginia and West Virginia pay quality assurance engineers the highest salaries.
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Map of Quality Assurance Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Quality Assurance Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Quality Assurance Engineer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Virginia and West Virginia, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for quality assurance engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Vermont, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

City
Average Salary
San Mateo, CA
San Mateo, CA
$97,023
$97k
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$84,023
$84k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$76,879
$77k
Newark, DE
Newark, DE
$76,154
$76k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$76,082
$76k
Durham, NC
Durham, NC
$73,849
$74k
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$73,774
$74k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$73,526
$74k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$72,329
$72k
Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL
$72,235
$72k

High Paying Quality Assurance Engineer Jobs

Average Quality Assurance Engineer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Empirix and Ribbon Communications as they offer the highest salaries for quality assurance engineers.

Company
Average Salary
$138,595
$139k
$134,151
$134k
$130,587
$131k
$128,150
$128k
$126,260
$126k

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Quality Assurance Engineer Salary History

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    Average Quality Assurance Engineer Pay By Industry

    Quality assurance engineer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with retail, technology, and telecommunication companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a quality assurance engineer can make a yearly salary of $86,539 while working for retail companies. All the while, other quality assurance engineers are making $76,949 at technology companies and $76,158 at telecommunication companies. One industry quality assurance engineers may want to avoid is the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $68,669.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $86,539
    $87k
    Technology
    Technology
    $76,949
    $77k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $76,158
    $76k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $76,025
    $76k
    Finance
    Finance
    $73,947
    $74k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $68,669
    $69k

    Quality Assurance Engineer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a quality assurance engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $115,000
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    $73,045
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    $60,000
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