How much does a QA Engineer make?

Updated May 5, 2021

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Experience

$84,413 /yr
Average Base Pay

5,368 salaries

$58K

Low

$84K

Average

$122K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a QA Engineer is $84,413 in United States. Filter by location to see QA Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 5,368 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by QA Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
QA Engineer$84,413 /yr
L3
Senior QA Engineer$109,668 /yr
L4
Lead QA Engineer$109,933 /yr
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$85,434

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$106,560

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$78,574

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$117,977

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VMware
4.3

VMware

QA Engineer

$99,276

 /yr
Range: $55K - $139K
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$55K

$139K

$55,409 - $139,419 Range

Informatica
4.3

Informatica

QA Engineer

$101,921

 /yr
Range: $89K - $123K

$89K

$123K

$89,174 - $123,321 Range

Dolby
4.2

Dolby

QA Engineer

$108,241

 /yr
Range: $105K - $110K

$105K

$110K

$104,947 - $110,407 Range

Salesforce
4.5

Salesforce

QA Engineer

$125,101

 /yr
Range: $93K - $133K

$93K

$133K

$92,772 - $133,421 Range

Apple
4.3

Apple

QA Engineer

$116,466

 /yr
Range: $73K - $173K

$73K

$173K

$72,933 - $172,654 Range

Intuit
4.4

Intuit

QA Engineer

$103,383

 /yr
Range: $69K - $131K

$69K

$131K

$69,145 - $130,788 Range

Riverbed Technology
3.4

Riverbed Technology

QA Engineer

$102,134

 /yr
Range: $86K - $154K

$86K

$154K

$86,093 - $153,533 Range

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NetApp
4

NetApp

QA Engineer

$107,213

 /yr
Range: $71K - $166K

$71K

$166K

$71,120 - $165,951 Range

GSPANN Technologies
3.6

GSPANN Technologies

QA Engineer

$70,078

 /yr
Range: $63K - $132K

$63K

$132K

$62,941 - $131,641 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

QA Engineer

$83,216

 /yr
Range: $63K - $120K

$63K

$120K

$63,135 - $119,597 Range

Citrix
4

Citrix

QA Engineer

$97,811

 /yr
Range: $85K - $108K

$85K

$108K

$85,378 - $108,398 Range

Synopsys
4.1

Synopsys

QA Engineer

$127,530

 /yr
Range: $128K - $128K

$128K

$128K

$127,530 - $127,530 Range

BetaSoft Systems
3

BetaSoft Systems

QA Engineer

$59,078

 /yr
Range: $42K - $70K

$42K

$70K

$41,628 - $70,078 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

QA Engineer

$80,446

 /yr
Range: $62K - $94K

$62K

$94K

$61,864 - $94,491 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

QA Engineer

$120,228

 /yr
Range: $66K - $164K

$66K

$164K

$65,743 - $164,419 Range

NVIDIA
4.8

NVIDIA

QA Engineer

$138,229

 /yr
Range: $138K - $138K

$138K

$138K

$138,229 - $138,229 Range

Agilent Technologies
4.3

Agilent Technologies

QA Engineer

$106,291

 /yr
Range: $106K - $106K

$106K

$106K

$106,291 - $106,291 Range

CallidusCloud
3.7

CallidusCloud

QA Engineer

$87,348

 /yr
Range: $87K - $87K

$87K

$87K

$87,348 - $87,348 Range

Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.7

Cognizant Technology Solutions

QA Engineer

$76,203

 /yr
Range: $62K - $101K

$62K

$101K

$61,549 - $100,787 Range

Infostretch
4.2

Infostretch

QA Engineer

$83,031

 /yr
Range: $68K - $99K

$68K

$99K

$67,583 - $98,503 Range

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Frequently asked questions about QA Engineer salaries

The average salary for a QA Engineer is $84,413 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 5368 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by QA Engineer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a QA Engineer in United States is $122,424 per year.

The lowest salary for a QA Engineer in United States is $58,203 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$70,000
per year
A QA Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$85,000
per year
A QA Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A SQA Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
A Software QA Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$30
hourly
A Mobile QA Engineer in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$120,000
per year
A Software Quality Assurance Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$81,300
per year
A Quality Assurance Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $81,300 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$80,000
per year
A QA Engineer in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$64,000
per year
A Software QA Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $64,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public