QA Engineer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$87,095
$9,796
Additional Cash Compensation
$96,891
Total Compensation
Median: $87K
Min: $0K
Max: $135K

How Much Does a QA Engineer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $87,095. The average additional cash compensation for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $9,796. The average total compensation for a QA Engineer in Chicago is $96,891. QA Engineer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous QA Engineer employees in Chicago.

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DevOps Engineer
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QA Engineer jobs in Chicago

Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer I

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+48
  SMS Assist Summary   At SMS Assist, we’re not just in the business of fixing properties—we’re fixing an entire industry. Typically, facilities maintenance is tough work—both in the nature of the job (plumbing, HVAC, snow removal) and the lack of clarity throughout the experience. We decided a better way wasn’t only possible, but essential. Through our award-winning technology platform, built and powered by SMSers, we connect local contractors

QA Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+24
As a QA Engineer you will be tasked with ensuring that our new and old platforms are bug free and ready to use. You will be joining a small agile team of talented engineers, testing across a wide range of products, from internal tools to mobile applications. This experience should include developing test plans to cover various user scenarios and validating those test plans through the hands-on testing of systems. You will own the sign-off any product that you test. With this power comes great responsibility!

QA Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+36
The QA Engineer will be central to our software development and deployment process, primarily responsible for writing and executing test plans, manual testing, and running and interpreting results of automated tests. This person will collaborate closely with software development and product management teams, as well as stakeholders to ensure adherence to Kin's strategic goals while managing risk.

QA Engineer - Remote

Chicago
2 hours ago
+39
Own the quality of our products as we plan, design, build, test, release and measure releases. Test all front and back end features/changes to our products, including analyzing features and stories to come up with test scenarios to ensure proper functionality. Provide 2nd level support for all customer reported issues, such as triage and analysis, and reporting them in our defect tracking software (JIRA). Ensure customer satisfaction is kept high as a result of minimal errors or issues with our products.

QA Engineer - Automation

Chicago
1 week ago
+36
The QA Engineer will be central to our software development and deployment process, primarily responsible for writing and executing test plans, manual testing, and running and interpreting results of automated tests. This person will collaborate closely with software development and product management teams, as well as stakeholders to ensure adherence to Kin’s strategic goals while managing risk.

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Chicago
6 days ago
+34
Description Are you interested in seeing your testing efforts positively impact countless patients lives every day by building the future of healthcare? Are you hopeful about what data and medical research can do to improve medicine? We are searching for a Senior QA Engineer that's seasoned veteran tester around large production applications. As a Senior QA engineer, you will be a critical member of our engineering team revamping our existing

Quality Assurance Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
At HIMSS, we’re committed to building a world where everyone, everywhere has access to care that works. A world where a better future for healthcare means leveraging the power of information and technology—and celebrating those who make change possible.    To get there, we’re creating an environment where you have the support, tools and resources that inspire the kind of groundbreaking thinking that will bring this vision to life.   We’re

QA Engineer

Chicago
5 days ago
+28
Cooler Screens is backed and lead by some of the most prominent Chicago & Silicon Valley leaders, advisers, and investors and has developed a digital solution to create and transform a multi-billion dollar industry and positively affect the buying experiences of consumers in the US and beyond.  If you’re looking to get on the ground floor of the next digital revolution and Chicago tech success story – this opportunity may be for you.   As the

QA Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+33
The QA Engineer will lead, plan, and execute the testing strategy with your assigned teams each sprint. You will be responsible for the creation and execution of both manual and automated test cases. A successful candidate will be a creative and a resourceful self-starter with experience in both test automation and manual testing of SaaS solutions. You should be excited to take on new challenges, be able to plan and implement test strategies at a high level and be ready to jump into the details of the test execution.

QA Engineer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+30
As a QA Engineer based out of our Chicago office, you will support our Release Engineers defining and maintaining a test strategy integrated into our deployment pipeline. You will also support our Quality Assurance Analysts to write test plans and execute them. A successful person in this role will consider the job done when the development team cannot introduce any low-level bugs into the system you have under test.

Senior QA Engineer

Chicago
6 days ago
+23
Hi, we’re Rheaply 👋 Over the past year, the world has cultivated a new sense of appreciation for everyday stuff. With global supply chains collapsing and operating budgets shrinking across the board, we have seen the demand for goods and services skyrocket. The obvious solution to being more resourceful and cost-conscious has been to increase the value of everything already around us. At Rheaply, we’re helping organizations do that by developing

Sr. QA Engineer

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
Cooler Screens is backed and lead by some of the most prominent Chicago & Silicon Valley leaders, advisers, and investors and has developed a digital solution to create and transform a multi-billion dollar industry and positively affect the buying experiences of consumers in the US and beyond.  If you’re looking to get on the ground floor of the next digital revolution and Chicago tech success story – this opportunity may be for you.   As a Sr.

QA Engineer Salary ranges

The two most common QA Engineer salary ranges in Chicago are $70k - $80k and $80k - $90k.

Average QA Engineer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title QA Engineer make the most at companies with 1,000+ employees, earning $97,923 on average.

QA Engineer Salary by gender

The average QA Engineer salary for women is $91,076 and the average QA Engineer salary for men is $82,781.

QA Engineer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a QA Engineer with 7+ years of experience is $96,953. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $56,000.

Average Dev + Engineer salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
QA Analyst $72,438
Min: $42K
Max: $120K
Junior Software Engineer $84,098
Min: $63K
Max: $130K
QA Engineer $87,095
Min: $0K
Max: $135K
Software Test Engineer $90,984
Min: $55K
Max: $140K
Android Developer $94,820
Min: $60K
Max: $152K
Front End Developer $99,443
Min: $55K
Max: $240K
iOS Developer $103,319
Min: $52K
Max: $160K
Software Engineer $106,692
Min: $60K
Max: $248K
Automation Engineer $107,125
Min: $65K
Max: $240K
Security Engineer $113,586
Min: $80K
Max: $160K
Sales Engineer $113,842
Min: $55K
Max: $220K
Game Developer $114,600
Min: $85K
Max: $136K
Salesforce Developer $115,354
Min: $66K
Max: $197K
Site Reliability Engineer $115,778
Min: $85K
Max: $150K
Data Engineer $118,181
Min: $65K
Max: $180K
DevOps Engineer $118,613
Min: $75K
Max: $170K
QA Manager $123,615
Min: $78K
Max: $170K
Systems Engineer $123,955
Min: $65K
Max: $190K
Senior Software Engineer $133,977
Min: $90K
Max: $188K
Database Administrator $136,500
Min: $95K
Max: $166K
Lead Software Engineer $136,667
Min: $95K
Max: $175K
Data Architect $142,735
Min: $68K
Max: $215K
Engineering Manager $150,176
Min: $77K
Max: $221K
Principal Software Engineer $156,049
Min: $120K
Max: $225K
Hardware Engineer $157,938
Min: $85K
Max: $253K
Machine Learning Engineer $158,000
Min: $125K
Max: $220K
Data Engineering Manager $161,175
Min: $110K
Max: $210K
Director of Software Engineering $181,788
Min: $130K
Max: $275K
CTO (Chief Technology Officer) $201,612
Min: $110K
Max: $310K
Vice President of Engineering $204,783
Min: $125K
Max: $500K

Skills that affect QA Engineer salaries in Chicago

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QA
1% have this skill
2
SQL
1% have this skill
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Java
1% have this skill
4
Python
1% have this skill
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Javascript
1% have this skill
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Linux
0% have this skill

Recent QA Engineer salaries in Chicago

$80,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $65,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$92,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Automation Engineer reported a yearly salary of $92,000 with +$9,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Quality Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$10,250 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$118,500
Yearly Salary
A QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $118,500
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$86,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Software Quality Engineer reported a yearly salary of $86,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead QA Engineer reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$18,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
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