QA Tester Salary in the US

$53,490
per year
per month
$4,460
per month
per year
Bonus
$4,700/year
Bonus
$390/month

QA Tester - Average Salary

The average salary for a QA Tester is $53,490 per year ($4,460 per month), which is in line with the average salary in the United States.
A QA Tester can expect an average starting salary of $42,790. The highest salaries can exceed $85,330.
$42,790
Low
$53,490
Average salary
$85,330
High
$3,570
Low
$4,460
Average salary
$7,110
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$48,900
$97,830
Salary$42,790 - 85,330
Bonus$0 - 12,500
Total Pay$42,790 - 97,830
$0
$4,080
$8,150
Salary$3,570 - 7,110
Bonus$0 - 1,040
Total Pay$3,570 - 8,150

QA Tester Salary Range

Low
$42,790
Average salary
$53,490
Senior
$74,290
High
$85,330
Low
$3,570
Average salary
$4,460
Senior
$6,190
High
$7,110
Among Software Quality Assurance Testers in the U.S., entry level QA tester, junior QA tester and video game QA testers earn considerably less per year, while lead QA testers and senior QA testers boast the highest annual earnings.

QA Tester - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior QA Tester$72K/year
+34% 
Lead QA Tester$66K/year
+23% 
Video Game QA Tester$50K/year
 -7%
Junior QA Tester$47K/year
 -12%
Entry Level QA Tester$44K/year
 -17%

QA Tester - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level QA Tester with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $44,390 per year. A mid level QA Tester with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $53,280, while a Senior QA Tester with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $72,280. Software Quality Assurance Testers with more than 20 years of experience earn $71,560 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a QA Tester

Senior▲ +35%
Late Career▲ +34%
Average Salary$53,490/year
Mid Level▼ -0%
Entry Level▼ -17%

Gender Breakdown

Female
36%
Male
64%

QA Tester - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all QA Tester jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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