Test Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
$61,000
Min 10%
$74,000
Median 50%
$91,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Cupertino, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a test engineer make?
As a Test Engineer in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $74,955 per year or $36.04 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 30,000. The top 10 percent earn over $91,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $61,000 annually. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The top 5 states when it comes to Test Engineer salaries are California, Colorado, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. Most Test Engineers spend 2.9 years in the position.

Average Test Engineer Salary By Location

Test Engineers in the US makes an average salary of $74,955 per year or $36.04 per hour. The top city when it comes to Test Engineer salaries is Cupertino, CA at $95,211 per year. The Cupertino, CA average entry-level salary for Test Engineers is $64,000. California, Colorado, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland are the highest paying states. Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Maine have the lowest Test Engineer salaries.

Map of Test Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Test Engineer Salary By Company

Test Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Test Engineers are in Technology companies and Professional companies. Google and Target are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Apple or Sears Holdings, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Test Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$128,891
$129k
$119,906
$120k
$115,840
$116k
$115,671
$116k
$112,405
$112k
$111,096
$111k
$110,563
$111k
$109,469
$109k

Average Test Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Test Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Telecommunication companies, Technology companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Test Engineers. Telecommunication companies pay their Test Engineers the highest wages, averaging $76,137 per year. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $75,943 and $73,779, respectively. The types of companies that pay Test Engineers the least are in the Automotive industry, where the average annual salary is $69,889.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$76,137
$76k
Technology
Technology
$75,943
$76k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$73,779
$74k
Automotive
Automotive
$69,889
$70k

Test Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Test Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Test Engineer can range from $35,321 to $119,667 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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