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How Much Does a Senior Test Engineer Earn In The United States?

Senior Test Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
$62,000
$80,000
$103,000
Senior test engineers in the United States make an average salary of $80,444 per year or $38.67 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $62,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $103,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maryland, California, Virginia, Connecticut, and New Hampshire provide the highest senior test engineer salaries.
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Where Senior Test Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where senior test engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Senior Test Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

While a senior test engineer can average a salary of $80,444 per year, or $38.67 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior test engineers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $103,289 per year. Other high-paying locations include Richmond, VA, Englewood, CO and Austin, TX. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $67,000. The highest paying states for senior test engineers include Maryland, California and Virginia. Meanwhile, Tennessee, North Dakota, and Wisconsin offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range82k - 129k$103k$103,289

Richmond, VA

Salary Range78k - 113k$94k$94,432

Englewood, CO

Salary Range73k - 109k$90k$89,769

Austin, TX

Salary Range69k - 106k$86k$85,875

Chicago, IL

Salary Range70k - 100k$84k$83,911

Burlington, NC

Salary Range67k - 98k$81k$81,448

Peachtree City, GA

Salary Range66k - 99k$81k$81,443

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range66k - 96k$80k$79,818

New York, NY

Salary Range66k - 95k$80k$79,732

Quincy, MA

Salary Range66k - 94k$79k$79,304
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$129k

High Paying Senior Test Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Test Engineers The Most?

To earn a high income as a senior test engineer, working for Relativity Space or Twitter might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Macy's and Sears Holdings report highly competitive salaries for senior test engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Relativity Space
Salary Range122k - 137k$130k$129,889
Twitter
Salary Range117k - 141k$129k$129,003
Macy's
Salary Range119k - 136k$127k$127,434
Sears Holdings
Salary Range118k - 135k$127k$126,675
Gap
Salary Range114k - 131k$123k$122,616
Nordstrom
Salary Range113k - 131k$122k$122,149
LinkedIn
Salary Range107k - 130k$119k$118,566
Millennium Engineering and Integration
Salary Range107k - 129k$118k$117,549
The New York Times Company
Salary Range110k - 124k$117k$117,405
Aruba
Salary Range105k - 125k$115k$115,011
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    How Much Do Senior Test Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a senior test engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior test engineers tend to be found in telecommunication, automotive, and manufacturing companies. In fact, senior test engineers can make a yearly salary of $99,593 while working for telecommunication companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range89k - 111k$100k$99,593

    Automotive

    Salary Range86k - 106k$96k$95,957

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range83k - 98k$91k$90,789

    Technology

    Salary Range75k - 100k$87k$86,848
    $75k
    $111k

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