Test Engineer in San Jose, California Salary

Pay for San Jose Test Engineers sits in the ballpark of $89K annually. Male Test Engineers in San Jose far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Test Engineers in San Jose, Calif. enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,958 - $113,969
$59K
$89K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,780
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$21.88 - $50.87
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MEDIAN: $23.50
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Salary
$58,958 - $113,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$50,087 - $124,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Hourly Rate
$23.50  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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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$50,087 - $124,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
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Pay by Experience Level for Test Engineer

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $80K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $103K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $107K in this role. Test Engineers in San Jose who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $96K.

Key Stats for Test Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Test Engineer Salaries

▲14%

Mid-Career
▲10%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$94,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Test Engineer Salaries

C++
▲9%

Test Planning
▲9%

C
▲6%

C programming Language
▲6%

Software Test
▲3%

System Testing
▲1%

Test Automation
▼0%

National Average
$94,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼4%

Data Analysis
▼13%

C++ Programming Language
▼16%

Technical Analysis
▼18%


Labview
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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