Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a QA Tester make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$71,530 / yrTotal Pay
$65,897 / yrBase Pay
$5,633 / yrAdditional Pay

$71,530

 / yr
$45K$116K
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The estimated total pay for a QA Tester is $71,530 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $65,897 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 $5,633 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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Total Pay Trajectory

For QA Tester

$71,530 /yr
QA Tester
$92,216 /yr
Senior QA Tester
$103,704 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Qa Tester

Some related job titles are QA Manual Tester Salaries with median pay of $74,640, Quality Assurance Tester Salaries with median pay of $68,613, Entry-Level QA Tester Salaries with median pay of $42,072, Game Tester Salaries with median pay of $57,355.

Top Paying Companies

For a Qa Tester in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Qa Tester in United States. Employers include Salesforce, Microsoft and Apple.

1
Salesforce
$123,820/yr
3
Apple
$116,160/yr
10
NCSOFT
$101,418/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Qa Tester in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Qa Tester in United States are Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $90,907, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $90,122, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation with a median total pay of $88,177, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $86,867, and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $86,397.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$90,907

    4% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$90,122

    4% Higher than other industries

  • Arts, Entertainment & RecreationArts, Entertainment & Recreation$88,177

    1% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$86,867

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$86,397

    1% Lower than other industries

Human Resources & Staffing

Top paying companies in Human Resources & Staffing for Qa Tester are Populus Group, Pole To Win, and TEKsystems.

Populus GroupPopulus Group$102,069/yr
Pole To WinPole To Win$100,884/yr
TEKsystemsTEKsystems$100,602/yr

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Tester

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Quality Assurance Tester

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$70,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
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Test Scorer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$17

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Localization QA Tester

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$25

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Video Game Tester

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$14

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Product Tester

United States of America

 | <1 year

$40

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

<1 year
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Software QA Tester

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$73,000

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Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

QA Tester pay FAQ

The national average salary for a QA Tester is $65,897 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a QA Tester salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1903 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a QA Tester employees.

The highest salary for a QA Tester in United States is $105,270 per year.

The lowest salary for a QA Tester in United States is $41,250 per year.

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