Experienced Test Engineer Salary

Average Experienced Test Engineers make around $85K annually. In the world of Experienced Test Engineers, overall income ranges from $60K near the bottom to $114K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Men account for the majority of Experienced Test Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Test Engineers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,216 - $112,980
$61K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,787
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$20.04 - $52.31
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$52
MEDIAN: $33.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,216 - $112,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,178  
Total Pay (?
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$59,602 - $114,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 335
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.04 - $52.31  
   
Overtime
$30.77 - $60.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,178  
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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$59,602 - $114,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,037

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For those looking to make money, Experienced Test Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Experienced Test Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Sunnyvale (+20 percent) and Boston (+10 percent). Experienced Test Engineers in Austin take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 27 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Seattle (14 percent lower) and Huntsville (12 percent lower).

Key Stats for Test Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
10-19 years
88%
20 years or more
12%
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Skills That Affect Test Engineer Salaries

C++
▲16%

Project Management
▲12%

Software Test
▲8%

Data Analysis
▲6%

Technical Analysis
▲5%

Test Automation
▲4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲4%

National Average
$86,000

Test Engineering
▼1%

Engineering Design
▼1%

Technical Writing
▼1%

Test Planning
▼3%

System Testing
▼5%

Labview
▼5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%