Average Entry-Level Software Tester Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Software Tester is $46,846.
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$27k - $65k

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Job Description for Software Tester

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.

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Popular Skills for Software Tester

Skills in Regression Testing and Test Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, Microsoft Word and Software Test.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Tester

An early career Software Tester with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,449 based on 809 salaries. A mid-career Software Tester with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,524 based on 372 salaries. An experienced Software Tester with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,052 based on 185 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,296.
Employees with Software Tester in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 65.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (25.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (8.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (5.9% less).

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