$56,838
Avg. Salary
$20.32
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,023

Bonus

$786

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Software Tester with Test Planning skills is $20.32 per hour.

The average pay for a Software Tester with Test Planning skills is $56,838 per year.

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$13.78
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$43.51
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$84k
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MEDIAN $56,838
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$0$84K
Salary $40,436 - $83,543
Bonus $497 - $5,987
Profit Sharing $786
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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$35,735 - $84,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 287
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.78 - $43.51
Overtime $19.56 - $50.53
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $497 - $5,987
Profit Sharing $786
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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$35,735 - $84,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 92

Job Description for Software Tester

When a software or app developer is creating a program for professional or consumer use, a software tester plays a key role in the process. The tester typically works as part of a quality assurance or engineering quality control department. He or she receives software builds at various stages of completion and puts the program through a variety tests, documenting the software's response. One of the key components in testing is documenting the steps performed in software testing; documentation is especially important since it is often key to helping programmers and software engineers to discover coding problems. Another key aspect of the tester's work is finding repeatable crashes and bugs in a program.

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Software Tester Tasks
  • Evaluate software applications for errors and stability.
  • Debug scripts and identify system flaws.
  • Perform both manual and automated testing strategies.
  • Develop testing strategies and analysis for software programs.

Software Tester Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Software Tester

Pay by Experience for a Software Tester has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Tester with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 185 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Tester with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Software Tester which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 42 salaries. A Software Tester with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Software Tester

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Software Tester Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲38%

Mid-Career
▲26%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%