Software Test Engineer (STE) Salary (United States)

A Software Test Engineer (STE) earns an average salary of $70,643 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Software Test Engineer (STE) Total Pay (?
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$48,480 - $98,703
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $70,642
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Software Test Engineer (STE) Total Pay (?
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$17.94 - $48.30
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,480 - $98,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,682  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,146 - $102,605  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 414
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.94 - $48.30  
   
Overtime
$27.57 - $70.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,682  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$47,146 - $102,605  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 414
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Job Description for Software Test Engineer (STE)

  • Document, track, and resolve software bugs or defects with help from the programming team.
  • Design benchmarks, test cases, and testing framework.
  • Develop manual and program automated test software using diverse tools and source documentation.
  • Participate in product design reviews and modify requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Software Test Engineer (STE)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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San Diego
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National Average
$72,000
Redmond
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Experience Affects Software Test Engineer (STE) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Software Test Engineer (STE) Salaries

Linux
up arrow 6%
C#
up arrow 2%
Java
0%
National Average
$72,000
C++
up arrow 2%
SQL
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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