Average Test Engineer Salary at L-3 Communications

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The average salary for a Test Engineer at L-3 Communications is $74,379.
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$61k
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$74k
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$98k
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Job Description for Test Engineer

Test Engineer Tasks
  • Understand complex systems to create test plans and cases.
  • Automate tests and interpret results.
  • Provide test result information to other teams to improve product quality.
  • Create tests to inform debugging, root cause analysis, and improvement recommendations.
The top respondents for the job title Test Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $83,592. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Viasat, Inc. and Raytheon Co., earning around $81,488 and $80,760, respectively. BAE Systems Inc. pays the lowest at around $68,784. Lockheed Martin Corp and Harris Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,450 and $75,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Test Engineer

Skills in System Testing, Test Planning and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Test Engineer

An early career Test Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,090 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Test Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,500 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Test Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,256 based on 6 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 19 survey responses.
Early Career
36.8%
Mid Career
31.6%
Experienced
31.6%