Test Engineering Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Test Engineering Manager is $105,261 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$75,541 - $140,306
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$75,541 - $140,306  
   
Bonus
$-0.46 - $19,788  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $13,500  
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$77,341 - $151,916  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 402
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Job Description for Test Engineering Manager
Test engineering managers are responsible for leading a group of testing engineers for their company. They are in charge of overseeing testing and maintenance procedures, as well as motivating their team to achieve all organizational goals in a timely manner. Test engineering managers participate in all phases of testing and development. Their main duties also include troubleshooting and performing enhancements to applications and software products. These managers also coordinate with other teams or companies, use their engineering expertise to solve testing and quality issues as they arise, and complete detailed reports regarding pre-project planning sessions. Test engineering managers are also responsible for managing testing life-cycles, in addition to completing project status reporting and creating an effective project schedule. They develop business relationships with outside vendors and help adopt automated testing tools to increase productivity. These managers generally report their progress to the test engineering vice president or supervisor in their area.
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Test Engineering Manager Tasks
  • Analyze failures, diagnose, and develop plans to complete products.
  • Manage technician team, budget, and schedule to meet specifications and timelines.
  • Develop hardware, software, test plans, and test instructions for products.
  • Standardize tests and test documentation for ongoing projects, regulatory testing and internal reports.
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Pay Difference By Location
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San Diego
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National Average
$110,000
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Experience Affects Test Engineering Manager Salaries

National Average
$110,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Test Engineering Manager Salaries

Telecommunications
up arrow 6%
C
up arrow 6%
Linux
up arrow 5%
Test Engineering
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Labview
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National Average
$110,000
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Access
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
37%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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