Systems Tester Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$89,000
$70,000
$89,000
$114,000
The average systems tester makes about $89,649 per year. That's $43.1 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $70,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $114,000. Many of systems testers seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case systems testers tend to work at finance, telecommunication, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Virginia, New Jersey and West Virginia pay systems testers the highest salaries.
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Map of Systems Tester Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Systems Testers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Systems Tester Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a systems tester is roughly $89,649 per year, which boils down to $43.1 per hour. Interestingly enough, systems testers have the highest salaries in San Mateo, CA at about $102,931 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in San Mateo, CA is $67,000. Additionally, systems testers make more than the average salary in Middletown, NJ, Bethesda, MD, New York, NY, Cary, NC, and Bothell, WA. On a more broad level, systems tester salaries are highest in Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, California, and New Hampshire. On the contrary, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Utah offer the lowest systems tester salaries.

Average Systems Tester Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a systems tester, being employed by a company such as Hulu or Adobe would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Walmart and Microsoft also report highly competitive salaries for systems testers.

Company
Average Salary
$135,656
$136k
$121,294
$121k
$119,998
$120k
$116,338
$116k
$112,719
$113k
$109,663
$110k
$109,590
$110k

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Average Systems Tester Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, systems tester salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that finance, telecommunication, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for systems testers. For example, systems testers make a whopping average salary of $96,380 while working for finance companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $96,254 at telecommunication companies and $90,782 at technology companies. But systems testers may want to avoid working in the internet industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $77,350.

Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$96,380
$96k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$96,254
$96k
Technology
Technology
$90,782
$91k
Health Care
Health Care
$90,569
$91k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$79,989
$80k
Internet
Internet
$77,350
$77k

Systems Tester Salary History

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Systems Tester Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a systems tester can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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