How much does a Lead QA Engineer make?

Updated Jun 14, 2021

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$111,763 /yr
Average Base Pay

303 salaries

$84K

Low

$112K

Average

$150K

High

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The national average salary for a Lead QA Engineer is $111,763 in United States. Filter by location to see Lead QA Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 303 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead QA Engineer employees.

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L4
Lead QA Engineer$111,763 /yr
L5
Senior Lead QA Engineer$116,353 /yr
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GE Healthcare
3.8

GE Healthcare

QA Lead Engineer

$104,948

 /yr
Range: $88K - $119K
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$88K

$119K

$87,623 - $118,711 Range

Paylocity
4.4

Paylocity

QA Lead Engineer

$90,542

 /yr
Range: $88K - $115K

$88K

$115K

$88,304 - $115,208 Range

JetBlue
4.2

JetBlue

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$104K -$120K

$104K

$120K

$104,316 - $119,593 Range

Niantic
3.6

Niantic

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$86K -$110K

$86K

$110K

$86,073 - $109,518 Range

Altimetrik
4.1

Altimetrik

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$129K -$142K

$129K

$142K

$128,805 - $141,551 Range

Proginet

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$77K -$83K

$77K

$83K

$76,727 - $83,478 Range

Prime Focus Technologies
2.9

Prime Focus Technologies

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$90K -$97K

$90K

$97K

$90,467 - $97,246 Range

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Incipient
1

Incipient

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$125K -$137K

$125K

$137K

$125,018 - $137,264 Range

5

Compunnel Staffing

QA Lead Engineer - Contractor
About 

$103K -$113K

$103K

$113K

$102,929 - $113,000 Range

3.9

Confidential

QA Lead Engineer - Hourly Contractor
About 

$74 -$80

 hourly

$74

$80

$74 - $80 Range

Streamlyne
2.2

Streamlyne

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$95K -$102K

$95K

$102K

$94,749 - $102,430 Range

Diversant
4

Diversant

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$121K -$132K

$121K

$132K

$120,969 - $131,636 Range

Ubiquiti
4.1

Ubiquiti

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$86K -$92K

$86K

$92K

$85,647 - $91,986 Range

OmniComm
3.5

OmniComm

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$76K -$83K

$76K

$83K

$76,381 - $83,026 Range

QuEST Global
3.4

QuEST Global

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$82K -$90K

$82K

$90K

$81,988 - $89,832 Range

Intrado
3.7

Intrado

QA Lead Engineer
About 

$84K -$91K

$84K

$91K

$84,041 - $90,776 Range

Zensar Technologies
3.5

Zensar Technologies

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

$94,786

 /yr
Range: $81K - $125K

$81K

$125K

$81,345 - $125,326 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Software QA Engineer

$140,892

 /yr
Range: $101K - $176K

$101K

$176K

$100,536 - $175,896 Range

Tata Consultancy Services
3.9

Tata Consultancy Services

Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Testers

$77,518

 /yr
Range: $58K - $100K

$58K

$100K

$58,249 - $100,209 Range

Tata Consultancy Services
3.9

Tata Consultancy Services

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

$77,119

 /yr
Range: $69K - $94K

$69K

$94K

$69,441 - $94,248 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Lead QA Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Lead QA Engineer is $111,763 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 303 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead QA Engineer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Lead QA Engineer in United States is $149,548 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead QA Engineer in United States is $83,525 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lead qa engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$93,430
per year
A Lead QA Engineer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $93,430 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$2
hourly
A Lead QA Engineer in the Charlotte, NC Area area reported making $2 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Charlotte, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$80,000
per year
A QA Automation Lead ( Selenium ) in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
A QA Automation Lead in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$45
hourly
A Lead QA Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $45 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$145,000
per year
A Lead QA Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $145,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$114,886
per year
A QA Lead Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $114,886 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$99,220
per year
A Lead QA Engineer in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $99,220 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
 
Full-time
201 to 500 employees
$104,024
per year
A Lead QA Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $104,024 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
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