Test Technician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Test Technician is $18.24 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are System Testing and Test Engineering.
Test Technician Total Pay (?
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$30,429 - $65,778
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51K
66K
MEDIAN: $42,666
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Test Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.81 - $25.53
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,429 - $65,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,618  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,926  
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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$28,726 - $60,988  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 525
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.81 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$19.21 - $39.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,618  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,926  
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).
)
$28,726 - $60,988  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 525
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Job Description for Test Technician

A test technician helps perform key diagnostic and quality tests on their company's products. On an average day, test technicians may respond to error messages, gather data for reports, and perform other routine quality-control tasks, depending on their workplace's needs. Since they often work in a manufacturing setting, some physical labor may be required for installing testing hardware, measuring data, and light product-fabrication work. However, the core of their job is running diagnostic tests and performing routine troubleshooting of system issues. This may require the ability to interpret complex documents such as technical schematics and follow precise instructions well.
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Test Technician Tasks
  • Coordinate with development engineers in debugging and troubleshooting problems.
  • Document test results and provide reports.
  • Run tests, develop, and maintain scripts to build and automate hardware.

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Pay by Experience Level for Test Technician

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

Pay Difference By Location

Everett
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San Jose
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San Diego
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Houston
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National Average
$42,000
Seattle
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Experience Affects Test Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$42,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Test Technician Salaries

System Testing
up arrow 15%
Test Engineering
up arrow 13%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 9%
Electronic Troubleshooting
0%
National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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