A Software Tester earns an average salary of $56,954 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are ASP. NET and . NET.
Software Tester Total Pay (?
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$35,218 - $85,582
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MEDIAN: $56,954
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Software Tester Total Pay (?
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$13.03 - $47.11
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47
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,218 - $85,582  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,237  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $7,668  
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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$31,798 - $90,628  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 429
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $47.11  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $36.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,237  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $7,668  
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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$31,798 - $90,628  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 429
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Job Description for Software Tester
Software testers are essential to the computer and software industries, as it is their duty to test software products in production before they are released. They find the glitches in software and the areas that may need improvement before the product is finished. Software testers must be thorough, diligent, and able to notice things that others would not.
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Tester
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Bellevue
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Denver
up arrow 39%
Baltimore
up arrow 37%
Washington
up arrow 34%
Seattle
up arrow 22%
San Francisco
up arrow 20%
St. Louis
up arrow 20%
Chicago
up arrow 19%
Boston
up arrow 15%
Portland
up arrow 11%
Raleigh
up arrow 3%
National Average
$54,000
Austin
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Houston
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Salt Lake City
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Experience Affects Software Tester Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%
National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Software Tester Salaries

ASP.NET
up arrow 54%
.NET
up arrow 19%
SQL
up arrow 9%
Regression Testing
up arrow 4%
C#
up arrow 3%
National Average
$54,000
C++
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%
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