Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a QA Tester I make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$74,811 / yrTotal Pay
$49,946 / yrBase Pay
$24,865 / yrAdditional Pay

$74,811

 / yr
$38K$329K
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The estimated total pay for a QA Tester I is $74,811 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $49,946 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $24,865 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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HealthNow New York
3.6

HealthNow New York

QA Tester I
About 

$55K -$72K

$55K

$72K

$55,007 - $71,891 Range

Six Foot
4.1

Six Foot

QA Tester I
About 

$28K -$31K

$28K

$31K

$28,361 - $31,124 Range

Denali Advanced Integration
3.5

Denali Advanced Integration

QA Tester I - Hourly
About 

$23 -$25

 hourly

$23

$25

$23 - $25 Range

Cengage Group
4.1

$55K

$60K

$55,261 - $60,438 Range

Zonar Systems
3.6

$56K

$60K

$55,550 - $59,646 Range

Electronic Arts
4.1

Electronic Arts

QA Tester I - Hourly

$10

$10

$10 - $10 Range

Glu Mobile
4.4

Glu Mobile

QA Tester I
About 

$36K -$39K

$36K

$39K

$35,524 - $38,889 Range

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State of Colorado
3.6

$67K

$72K

$66,529 - $71,990 Range

Activision Blizzard
3.4

Activision Blizzard

QA Tester I - Hourly
About 

$15 -$16

 hourly

$15

$16

$15 - $16 Range

Jackson National Life
3.8

$57K

$61K

$57,177 - $61,264 Range

Randstad US
3.9

Randstad US

Software Quality Assurance Tester

$108,076

 /yr
Range: $77K - $136K

$77K

$136K

$77,422 - $136,304 Range

Jcg Technologies
4.0

Jcg Technologies

Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester

$83,282

 /yr
Range: $64K - $104K

$64K

$104K

$64,429 - $104,300 Range

Randstad US
3.9

Randstad US

Senior Software Quality Assurance Tester

$105,232

 /yr
Range: $83K - $146K

$83K

$146K

$82,548 - $146,076 Range

Quality Matrix
4.1

Quality Matrix

Quality Assurance Analyst and Tester

$77,719

 /yr
Range: $62K - $112K

$62K

$112K

$61,778 - $112,135 Range

Compunnel
4.4

Compunnel

Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester

$101,648

 /yr
Range: $85K - $131K

$85K

$131K

$84,854 - $131,477 Range

SQS Group
3.4

SQS Group

Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester

$86,913

 /yr
Range: $80K - $95K

$80K

$95K

$79,536 - $94,686 Range

Sagarsoft
4.1

Sagarsoft

QA Tester Analyst - Hourly

$45

 /hr
Range: $39 - $60

$39

$60

$39 - $60 Range

Cognizant Technology Solutions
3.8

$59K

$78K

$58,900 - $78,174 Range

Apexon
4.2

Apexon

Software Tester/QA Analyst

$86,708

 /yr
Range: $74K - $114K

$74K

$114K

$73,728 - $113,821 Range

LTI
3.8

LTI

Software Quality Assurance Engineer and Tester

$90,214

 /yr
Range: $77K - $122K

$77K

$122K

$76,794 - $122,396 Range

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124 days ago by a Tester I with 1 to 3 years of experience

$20

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296 days ago by a UE 1 Tester with 1 to 3 years of experience

$24

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297 days ago by a Advance Tester I with 7 to 9 years of experience

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How common is it for an employer to pro-rate a salary increase if you joined in middle of the year? For context, annual raises are given out in July each year. I joined in January. Normally, I would be getting an 8% raise, but because I came in at about the half year mark, they giving me ~4%. My jaw about just dropped when big boss said this. I mean, inflation doesn't pro-rate. Thoughts on this?

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Frequently asked questions about a QA Tester I salaries

The national average salary for a QA Tester I is $40,905 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a QA Tester I salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 16 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a QA Tester I employees.

The highest salary for a QA Tester I in United States is $79,437 per year.

The lowest salary for a QA Tester I in United States is $21,063 per year.

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