Quality Assurance Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$75,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$75,000
Median 50%
$97,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Empirix
Highest Paying City
San Mateo, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a quality assurance engineer make?
Quality Assurance Engineers in America make, on average, $75,626 a year or $36.36 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $58,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $97,000. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. California, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Hawaii are some of the states with the best Quality Assurance Engineer salaries in the US. The typical employment in the position spans 2.8 years.

Average Quality Assurance Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Quality Assurance Engineer in the USA is $75,626 annually or $36.36 hourly. San Mateo, CA reports the highest annual salary for Quality Assurance Engineers at 97,023. Even as an entry-level Quality Assurance Engineer, you will make $66,000 per year in San Mateo, CA. California, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Hawaii are the top 5 highest earning states for Quality Assurance Engineers. Vermont, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Arkansas are at the bottom for competitive pay.

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 Company

Quality Assurance Engineers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Empirix and Ribbon Communications are the best paying companies for Quality Assurance Engineers. Companies like Infinera and Morris also pay high salaries to their Quality Assurance Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$138,595
$139k
$134,151
$134k
$130,587
$131k
$128,150
$128k
$126,260
$126k

Average Quality Assurance Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Quality Assurance Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Health Care companies, Telecommunication companies, and Finance companies tend to have the highest salaries for Quality Assurance Engineers. Salaries for Quality Assurance Engineers in Health Care companies average $83,655 annually, while Telecommunication companies and Finance companies pay $78,330 and $77,485, respectively. The average salary for Quality Assurance Engineers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $68,640.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$83,655
$84k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$78,330
$78k
Finance
Finance
$77,485
$77k
Retail
Retail
$76,325
$76k
Technology
Technology
$74,177
$74k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$68,640
$69k

Quality Assurance Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Quality Assurance Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Quality Assurance Engineer can range from $35,637 to $120,738 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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