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What is the average salary for Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States?

Software Quality Assurance Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $41.12. Hourly wages typically start from $21.65 and go up to $61.01. Software Quality Assurance Engineers earn an average salary of $85,520 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,030 and go up to $126,900.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Software Quality Assurance Engineer job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Highest

The top 10% of Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$61.01 an hour $126,900 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$51.11 an hour $106,300 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$40.10 an hour $83,410 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$30.59 an hour $63,630 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$21.65 an hour $45,030 per year

Historical salary for Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States

Software Quality Assurance Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in District of Columbia $52.35 $108,890 # 1
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Maryland $49.39 $102,740 # 2
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Virginia $48.16 $100,170 # 3
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $44.58 $92,720 # 4
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Rhode Island $44.57 $92,700 # 5
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Connecticut $44.51 $92,590 # 6
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in California $44.40 $92,350 # 7
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Colorado $44.15 $91,840 # 8
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Texas $42.01 $87,370 # 9
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in New York $41.78 $86,890 # 10
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in West Virginia $41.37 $86,050 # 11
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Georgia $41.30 $85,910 # 12
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Illinois $41.21 $85,710 # 13
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Vermont $41.18 $85,650 # 14
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Alabama $40.82 $84,900 # 15
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Alaska $40.68 $84,610 # 16
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in North Carolina $40.62 $84,480 # 17
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Hawaii $40.39 $84,010 # 18
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in New Jersey $40.34 $83,910 # 19
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $39.13 $81,380 # 20
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Missouri $38.94 $80,990 # 21
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in New Mexico $38.92 $80,950 # 22
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Oregon $38.58 $80,250 # 23
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Idaho $38.22 $79,500 # 24
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Nebraska $38.13 $79,310 # 25
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Ohio $38.04 $79,110 # 26
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in South Carolina $37.92 $78,880 # 27
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Delaware $37.08 $77,120 # 28
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Arkansas $36.96 $76,870 # 29
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Arizona $36.86 $76,670 # 30
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Minnesota $36.37 $75,660 # 31
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in South Dakota $36.13 $75,160 # 32
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in New Hampshire $36.02 $74,920 # 33
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Maine $35.81 $74,480 # 34
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Michigan $35.71 $74,280 # 35
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Oklahoma $35.35 $73,530 # 36
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Florida $35.20 $73,220 # 37
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Indiana $34.63 $72,030 # 38
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Washington $34.54 $71,850 # 39
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Mississippi $34.51 $71,790 # 40
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Kentucky $33.76 $70,210 # 41
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Wisconsin $33.15 $68,950 # 42
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Kansas $32.62 $67,840 # 43
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Tennessee $32.60 $67,810 # 44
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Louisiana $31.79 $66,120 # 45
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Nevada $31.46 $65,450 # 46
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Iowa $31.07 $64,620 # 47
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in North Dakota $30.93 $64,340 # 48
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Wyoming $30.40 $63,240 # 49
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Utah $30.15 $62,710 # 50
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Montana $29.12 $60,580 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics