How much does a Head of Software Quality Assurance make in the United States? The average Head of Software Quality Assurance salary in the United States is $202,204 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $185,737 and $224,650. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Head of Software Quality Assurance Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Head of Software Quality Assurance Salary $170,744 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Head of Software Quality Assurance Salary $185,737 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Head of Software Quality Assurance Salary $202,204 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Head of Software Quality Assurance Salary $224,650 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Head of Software Quality Assurance Salary $245,086 US June 27, 2024
25% $185,737 10% $170,744 90% $245,086 75% $224,650 $202,204 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Head of Software Quality Assurance

Head of Software Quality Assurance establishes and has overall responsibility for the goals, policies, and procedures for the software quality assurance function. Determines the tools, techniques, staffing and methodologies that ensure the efficient release of quality software features and new products. Being a Head of Software Quality Assurance drives continuous improvement activities. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Head of Software Quality Assurance reports to top management. The Head of Software Quality Assurance manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Head of Software Quality Assurance typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Head of Software Quality Assurance salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Head of Software Quality Assurance, the highest Head of Software Quality Assurance salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Head of Software Quality Assurance salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Head of Software Quality Assurance salary is in Miami, FL, where the Head of Software Quality Assurance salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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