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Tester Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$65,000
$52,000
$65,000
$82,000
Testers in the United States make an average salary of $65,709 per year or $31.59 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $52,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $82,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out telecommunication, manufacturing, and technology companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, West Virginia, and New Jersey provide the highest tester salaries.
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Map of Tester Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Tester Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Maryland, Virginia and Colorado, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for testers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Nevada, Wisconsin, and Vermont.

City
Average Salary
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$80,011
$80k
Columbia, MD
Columbia, MD
$79,669
$80k
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA
$78,188
$78k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$75,415
$75k
Jersey City, NJ
Jersey City, NJ
$75,302
$75k
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$72,648
$73k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$70,837
$71k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$69,566
$70k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$68,234
$68k
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
$66,619
$67k

High Paying Tester Jobs

Average Tester Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Microsoft and Barclays Capital as they offer the highest salaries for testers.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Tester Salary History

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    Average Tester Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, tester salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that telecommunication, manufacturing, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for testers. For example, testers make a whopping average salary of $76,987 while working for telecommunication companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $65,809 at manufacturing companies and $65,798 at technology companies. But testers may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $59,752.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $76,987
    $77k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $65,809
    $66k
    Technology
    Technology
    $65,798
    $66k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $64,553
    $65k
    Professional
    Professional
    $59,752
    $60k

    Tester Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a 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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