Processing of yellow seasoned pindang fish known as pindang rumbuk only able to maintain the quality and shelf life for 24 hours at room temperature. The purpose of this study was to determine the quality and the shelf life of yellow pindang fish treated with sterilization time. The design used in this study was Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with a single factor of sterilization time with 6 treatments ie.sterilization for 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 minutes. Parameters observed at days 0, 14, 28 and 42 days at room temperature consisted of: pH, microbial quality (total microbe and total fungi), organoleptic quality in hedonic supported by score test (appearance, aroma, taste and texture) and shelf life observation visually. Data of pH and organoleptic values were analyzed using Anova using Co-Stat software and different treatment were tested further by using real difference with 5% real level. While microbial data and shelf life were analyzed by using descriptive method.The results showed that the duration of sterilization had significantly different effect on the pH value of the yellow seasoned pindang fish during storage 0, 14 and 42 days, but had no effect on 28 day storage. The treatment of 15 to 25 minutes sterilization was able to produce produce total microbe and total mold in accordance to SNI 2717.1: 2009. It was also able to maintain the organoleptic quality of the parameters of appearance, aroma, taste and texture during 42 days storage at room temperature and maintain the quality of yellow seasoned pindang fish from the growth of mushrooms visually, prevent bottle fromswelling, gas bubble formation and color changes. The duration of sterilization of 15 minutes is recommended as the minimum sterilization time used to improve the quality and shelf life of yellow seasoned pindang fish up to 42 days at room temperature.