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233k 233k
3.3% 3.3%
3.2/5 3.2/5
Bachelors Bachelors

How much does a Software Quality Assurance Engineer make in the United States?

Average Software Quality Assurance Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Software Quality Assurance Engineers earn a median hourly wage of $41.59. Hourly wages typically start from $21.83 and go up to $64.37.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Software Quality Assurance Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Software Quality Assurance Engineers earn a median salary of $86,510 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,410 and go up to $133,890.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

86%
Full-Time
14%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.5
SCORE
286
RATINGS
Software Quality Assurance Engineers average a score of 3.5 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the 90th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Software Quality Assurance Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Software Quality Assurance Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$64.37
an hour
$133,890
per year
Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer Earnings

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$53.17
an hour
$110,590
per year
Experienced Software Quality Assurance Engineer Earnings

Experienced Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$41.59
an hour
$86,510
per year
Junior Software Quality Assurance Engineer Earnings

Junior Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$31.10
an hour
$64,690
per year
Starting Software Quality Assurance Engineer Earnings

Starting Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States earn:

$21.83
an hour
$45,410
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Software Quality Assurance Engineer salary comparison

Software Quality Assurance Engineers earn less than 62% percent of Engineering careers. Software Quality Assurance Engineer salaries are in the top 90% of all careers in the United States.

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Nuclear Engineer Salary $102k
Chemical Engineer Salary $98k
Mining and Geological Engineer Salary $94k
Product Safety Engineer Salary $86k
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary $86k
Industrial Engineer Salary $84k
Agricultural Engineer Salary $75k
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Explosives Worker Salary $52k
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Historical salary for Software Quality Assurance Engineers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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 $55.84 $116,150 # 1
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Maryland $51.69 $107,500 # 2
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Virginia $48.72 $101,330 # 3
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Connecticut $45.32 $94,260 # 4
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in California $44.08 $91,680 # 5
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Colorado $45.30 $94,220 # 6
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $44.09 $91,710 # 7
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Rhode Island $38.85 $80,800 # 8
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in New Jersey $41.65 $86,630 # 9
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Illinois $41.73 $86,800 # 10
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Alaska $43.67 $90,840 # 11
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Texas $40.96 $85,200 # 12
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $41.39 $86,080 # 13
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Hawaii $42.91 $89,250 # 14
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in New York $41.60 $86,530 # 15
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Georgia $40.55 $84,340 # 16
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Washington $38.94 $80,990 # 17
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Alabama $40.99 $85,250 # 18
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in New Hampshire $40.08 $83,360 # 19
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in West Virginia $41.95 $87,260 # 20
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in South Carolina $40.79 $84,850 # 21
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in North Carolina $38.73 $80,570 # 22
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Missouri $39.13 $81,400 # 23
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Vermont $38.68 $80,460 # 24
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in New Mexico $37.24 $77,450 # 25
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Arizona $37.61 $78,220 # 26
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Kentucky $37.57 $78,150 # 27
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Oregon $36.78 $76,510 # 28
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Delaware $36.82 $76,580 # 29
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Minnesota $36.25 $75,400 # 30
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Idaho $37.20 $77,380 # 31
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Michigan $35.89 $74,650 # 32
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Ohio $38.04 $79,120 # 33
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Mississippi $36.37 $75,660 # 34
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in South Dakota $37.23 $77,450 # 35
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Nebraska $37.55 $78,110 # 36
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Kansas $35.17 $73,160 # 37
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Oklahoma $36.41 $75,740 # 38
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Florida $35.82 $74,510 # 39
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Arkansas $36.09 $75,060 # 40
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Maine $36.14 $75,170 # 41
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Iowa $33.89 $70,500 # 42
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Tennessee $34.72 $72,220 # 43
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Indiana $37.23 $77,450 # 44
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Wyoming $33.32 $69,300 # 45
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Utah $35.27 $73,360 # 46
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Wisconsin $32.67 $67,960 # 47
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in North Dakota $32.72 $68,060 # 48
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Nevada $31.48 $65,470 # 49
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Montana $33.32 $69,300 # 50
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary in Louisiana $31.26 $65,030 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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