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32.  Software QA Manager

100 best jobs software quality assurance manager
  • Median pay: $110,000
  • Top pay: $143,000
  • 10-year job growth: 15%

Software is in all parts of your life. Not just on your smartphone or computer, but in your car and inside your treadmill. It falls to the software quality assurance manager to make sure software testing processes are as efficient and accurate as possible.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: B | Benefit to society: B | Low stress: B

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2012-22, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs.
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 01:24 PM ET

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