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How Much Does a Software Quality Engineer Earn In The United States?

Software Quality Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
$70,000
$95,000
$129,000
Software quality engineers in the United States make an average salary of $95,671 per year or $46.0 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $70,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $129,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maryland, and Washington provide the highest software quality engineer salaries.
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Where Software Quality Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where software quality engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Software Quality Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Alaska, California and Hawaii, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for software quality engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range86k - 132k$107k$106,819

Seattle, WA

Salary Range75k - 111k$92k$91,749

McLean, VA

Salary Range66k - 96k$80k$80,244

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range63k - 97k$79k$78,663

Piscataway, NJ

Salary Range64k - 94k$78k$77,982

Hillsboro, OR

Salary Range63k - 95k$78k$77,925

Portland, ME

Salary Range62k - 91k$76k$75,874

Boston, MA

Salary Range61k - 91k$75k$75,261

New York, NY

Salary Range61k - 90k$75k$74,885

Austin, TX

Salary Range60k - 90k$74k$74,331
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$132k

High Paying Software Quality Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Software Quality Engineers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a software quality engineer, being employed by a company such as Bloomberg or Twitter would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Informatica and Walmart also report highly competitive salaries for software quality engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Bloomberg
Salary Range128k - 151k$139k$139,212
Twitter
Salary Range127k - 146k$137k$136,598
Informatica
Salary Range106k - 141k$123k$122,619
Walmart
Salary Range112k - 130k$122k$121,577
Zuora
Salary Range100k - 138k$118k$118,128
Apple
Salary Range104k - 133k$118k$118,056
Varian Medical Systems
Salary Range105k - 131k$118k$118,019
Blackbaud
Salary Range101k - 136k$117k$117,418
Vizient
Salary Range105k - 129k$117k$117,196
CDK Global
Salary Range101k - 135k$117k$117,175
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    How Much Do Software Quality Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a software quality engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for software quality engineers tend to be found in internet, telecommunication, and health care companies. In fact, software quality engineers can make a yearly salary of $113,089 while working for internet companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Internet

    Salary Range101k - 126k$113k$113,089

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range90k - 121k$105k$104,557

    Health Care

    Salary Range85k - 118k$101k$100,522

    Technology

    Salary Range80k - 116k$97k$97,034

    Finance

    Salary Range81k - 114k$97k$96,817
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    $126k

    How Experience Affects Software Quality Engineer Salaries

    The salary for a software quality 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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