QA Engineering Job Titles with the Highest Salaries in 2022

QA Engineering Job Titles with the Highest Salaries in 2022

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, QA Analysts, Testers, and Software Engineers are projected to see 22% growth in their job outlook over the next decade, which is above the computer occupations average of 13% and almost triples the average growth (8%) of all occupations.

In any job market, including the Quality Assurance (QA) tech field, the knowledge of the highest salaried job titles is vital information to have as you go through the job market - especially as businesses across North America have seen the importance of their QA teams increase over the past few years.

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This increased demand brings jumps in salaries, which has been seen all across the tech industry. Data from Motion’s 2022 Tech Salary Guide and 2022 State of Enterprise Tech Employment (both available to download for free today) shows that in the major tech hubs of North America, tech workers saw a 9.5% pay increase on average year-over-year, with some cities having double-digit compensation bumps across the board.

Read below for the QA Engineering jobs that offer the highest salaries for both mid and senior-level positions.

All salary information in this article is based on Motion Recruitment’s 2022 Tech Salary Guide. Gain insights from tech industry experts, learn about the latest IT market trends and find salary data for over 120+ tech positions in 15 cities across North America, all in one place.

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Quality Assurance Average Salaries:

Senior Level: $114,000 – $140,000

Mid-Level: $85,000 – $107,000

Highest Paying QA Jobs in North America:

Senior Level:

  1. SDET: $131,000 – $163,000
  2. Build and Release Engineer: $131,000 – $162,000
  3. QA Automation Engineer: $124,000 – $141,000


  1. QA Automation Engineer: $99,000 – $123,000
  2. SDET: $90,000 – $120,000
  3. Build and Release Engineer: $91,000 – $107,000

For salary data on more QA or other tech jobs, download the 2022 Tech Salary Guide for salary data for 15 cities across North America alongside the insights you need for success in 2022 below.


Average and highest salaries can vary by region. Find each city's Tech Salary Guide here:

Atlanta Boston Charlotte Chicago Dallas
Seattle Los Angeles New York Orange County Philadelphia
Phoenix San Francisco Silicon Valley Toronto Washington D.C.


Looking to find the top QA engineering talent in North America or thinking of making the next steps for your career in development? Contact your local Motion Recruitment office today. Working in the mid-to-senior level IT job industry for over 30 years, Motion has set itself apart in the technology space by having our recruiters each specialize in a specific department of the tech industry, allowing them to become experts in a particular section of the IT workforce. With offices in 16 cities across the United States and Canada, Motion can help companies and candidates take the next step in the tech market. Contact us now.

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