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QA Engineering

IC5 - Expert

Salary Range

Low

$138,000

17%

Mid

$166,000

17%

High

$194,000

Level Comparison

LevelSample SizeLowMidHigh
IC1

Entry

0-1 YOE

Contributes to smaller projects under detailed guidance.

Large

55 Data Points

$70,000

$80,000

$90,000

IC2

Developing

2-4 YOE

Contributes to projects under general guidance. Skills are relatively developed with room for growth.

Very Large

113 Data Points

$85,000

$102,656

$120,312

IC3

Proficient

5-7 YOE

Owns specific projects and requires minimal guidance. Skills are fully developed.

Very Large

395 Data Points

$100,000

$115,000

$130,000

IC4

Advanced

8-11 YOE

Owns complex projects and drives their direction. Displays in-depth and broad skills and expertise.

Very Large

360 Data Points

$120,000

$140,000

$160,000

IC5

Expert

12+ YOE

A very experienced team member who leads large, high-priority projects that impact company-level goals.

Large

53 Data Points

$138,000

$166,000

$194,000

IC6

Advisory

An authority in their field who defines and drives initiatives with long-term strategic impact.

Small

23 Data Points

$144,200

$177,200

$210,200

M3

Manager

Directly supervises a team of individual contributors and is accountable for their results.

Large

90 Data Points

$120,000

$136,000

$152,000

M4

Sr. Manager

Experienced people manager responsible for setting objectives, observing budgets, and tracking results.

Large

54 Data Points

$152,500

$173,075

$193,650

M5

Director

Oversees managers or leads their own department. Responsible for vision, strategy, hiring, and results.

Medium

43 Data Points

$173,500

$196,750

$220,000

M6

Sr. Director

Manages senior leaders in various groups. Responsible for a business function.

Small

9 Data Points

$206,000

$228,400

$250,800

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