Average Senior Test Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

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The average salary for a Senior Test Engineer in San Francisco, California is $104,857.
MEDIAN $104,857
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$87k - $143k
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$88k - $149k

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Job Description for Senior Test Engineer

Senior Test Engineer Tasks
  • Develop test plans and design hardware/software to execute those tests.
  • Provide technical expertise and design input to other teams.
  • Create, update, and communicate required documentation.
  • Verify and validate new tests, test systems and solutions.
  • Perform automated and manual tests, interpret results and de-bug.

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Popular Skills for Senior Test Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include System Testing, Test Engineering, Test Automation and Test Planning.
Employees with Senior Test Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 10.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (20.7% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (12.6% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

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Mid Career