Test Manager Salary (United States)

A Test Manager earns an average salary of $85,702 per year. A skill in Test Automation is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Test Manager Total Pay (?
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$60,817 - $125,471
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MEDIAN: $85,701
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Test Manager Total Pay (?
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$10.22 - $60.43
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,817 - $125,471  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,606  
Profit Sharing
$710 - $15,781  
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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$59,222 - $130,666  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $60.43  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,606  
   
Profit Sharing
$710 - $15,781  
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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$59,222 - $130,666  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
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Job Description for Test Manager
The test manager's role involves all phases of the testing cycle, starting with researching and designing test criteria to ensure that they meet the needs and goals of the company. When creating new test criteria, the test manager considers the nature of the test being created, what the test is designed to show, how to accurately measure results and how to effectively train others to perform the test in a correct manner. Once a new test has been implemented, the test manager is responsible for supervising and training lab workers to correctly perform the test and accurately record the results. The test manager evaluates testing procedures and, when a problem is found, researches the best way to correct the problem and reports the findings to other engineering staff and management. The work environment is largely indoors, working in a lab facility of a company or government agency. This type of position is most common in engineering fields, such as manufacturing. The minimum educational requirements of a test manager are a bachelor's degree in an engineering field, along with work experience. Educational requirements vary based on the career level and field, and some positions may require a master's degree and/or more work experience. The hours a test manager works vary based on the particular industry, but in general, test managers can expect to work consistent and regular hours based on operating hours of the facility they serve. Due to the nature of the work that a test managers do, it would not be expected that they would have to work off-shift or emergency hours on a regular basis.
Test Manager Tasks
  • Report problems with products to management and designate them for repairs or redesign.
  • Supervise staff testing products and ensure internal procedures are followed correctly and results properly recorded.
  • Monitor tests to make sure products or computer programs function properly and meet regulatory standards.
  • Work with engineers, clients, and senior management to develop testing methods and procedures.
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Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Raleigh
up arrow 31%
Chicago
up arrow 19%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
New York
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National Average
$88,000
Charlotte
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Minneapolis
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Test Manager Salaries

National Average
$88,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Test Manager Salaries

System Testing
up arrow 8%
Test Planning
up arrow 2%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
Test Engineering
up arrow 1%
National Average
$88,000
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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%
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