Sure I agree. Contractors will pull down better money in some circumstances. The surveys I have seen for nationwide is that QA professionals on average(contractors) get about $38.xx to $50.xx per hour, more if you are doing specialized tool testing. It appears that coast to coast the salary range for a FT SQAA is anywhere between 40k and 75k depending upon your experience level and of course the company/industry you work for.
Sorry I didn't include our overseas SQAA's but I wouldn't have the first clue on how to research that one.
[This message has been edited by mracicot (edited 01-29-2001).]