Quality Assurance Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$38,000
$24,000
$38,000
$61,000
Quality assurance technicians in the United States make an average salary of $38,744 per year or $18.63 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $24,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $61,000. If you like following the crowd, manufacturing and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, technology, and hospitality companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, California, Washington, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts provide the highest quality assurance technician salaries.
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Map of Quality Assurance Technician Salaries

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

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Average Quality Assurance Technician Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a quality assurance technician is roughly $38,744 per year, which boils down to $18.63 per hour. Interestingly enough, quality assurance technicians have the highest salaries in Union City, CA at about $63,486 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Union City, CA is $36,000. Additionally, quality assurance technicians make more than the average salary in Portland, ME, Seattle, WA, Jersey City, NJ, Northampton, MA, and Pasadena, TX. On a more broad level, quality assurance technician salaries are highest in Maine, California, Washington, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Alaska. On the contrary, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Wyoming offer the lowest quality assurance technician salaries.

Average Quality Assurance Technician 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 Verizon and Western Digital as they offer the highest salaries for quality assurance technicians.

Company
Average Salary
$85,812
$86k
$84,223
$84k
$80,539
$81k
$79,824
$80k
$76,944
$77k
$76,752
$77k

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Average Quality Assurance Technician Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, quality assurance technician salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that health care, technology, and hospitality companies tend to offer much higher salaries for quality assurance technicians. For example, quality assurance technicians make a whopping average salary of $52,008 while working for health care companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $49,555 at technology companies and $40,811 at hospitality companies. But quality assurance technicians may want to avoid working in the retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $35,134.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$52,008
$52k
Technology
Technology
$49,555
$50k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$40,811
$41k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$36,485
$36k
Retail
Retail
$35,134
$35k

Quality Assurance Technician Salary History

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Recently Added Quality Assurance Technician Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Technician
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$39,653
$39,653
07/31/2020
Norcal Beverage
Norcal Beverage
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Technician
07/31/2020
07/31/2020
$39,632
$39,632
07/31/2020
Smarttalent
Smarttalent
QA Technician
QA Technician
QA Technician
07/29/2020
07/29/2020
$35,479
$35,479
07/29/2020
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Technician
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$35,479
$35,479
07/28/2020
Quality Assurance Technician-3Rd Shift
Quality Assurance Technician-3Rd Shift
07/28/2020
07/28/2020
$36,001
$36,001
07/28/2020
QA Technician
QA Technician
07/27/2020
07/27/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/27/2020
QA Technician
QA Technician
07/24/2020
07/24/2020
$33,392
$33,392
07/24/2020
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Technician
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/23/2020
Aventure Staffing
Aventure Staffing
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Assurance Technician
07/23/2020
07/23/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/23/2020
Quality Assurance Technician Third Shift
Quality Assurance Technician Third Shift
07/22/2020
07/22/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/22/2020