Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Test Engineer make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$83,930 / yrTotal Pay
$79,335 / yrBase Pay
$4,595 / yrAdditional Pay

$83,930

 / yr
$59K$121K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Test Engineer is $83,930 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $79,335 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $4,595 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Territory Sales Manager in San Diego, CA

$105,743 /yr
Territory Sales Manager
$125,279 /yr
Senior Territory Sales Manager
$196,742 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are QA Salaries with median pay of $55,921, QA Engineer Salaries with median pay of $79,056, Quality Engineer Salaries with median pay of $81,005, Software Test Engineer Salaries with median pay of $91,170.

Top Paying Companies

For a Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Test Engineer in San Diego, CA. Employers include Intel Corporation, Qualcomm and Broadcom.

1
Intel Corporation
$112,361/yr
6
Tesla
$105,406/yr
8
ASML
$101,908/yr
9
IBM
$101,023/yr

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$97,940

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$85,471

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$93,982

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$101,908

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Top Paying Industries

For a Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

The top 5 paying industries for a Test Engineer in San Diego, CA are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $106,118, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $101,908, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $100,567, Information Technology with a median total pay of $99,224, and Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $97,940.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$106,118

    7% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$101,908

    3% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$100,567

    2% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$99,224

    0% Lower than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$97,940

    1% Lower than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

The top paying company in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Test Engineer is Solar Turbines.

Solar TurbinesSolar Turbines$106,118/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Sales?

Sales roles are an important part of any business and are likely to grow as the economy expands. Compensation for sales workers often includes commissions, giving high-performing workers the opportunity to earn more. Specialized roles like technical sales also offer the opportunity to earn a higher salary for workers with technical skills. Customer service and communication skills are universally valuable, giving salespeople flexibility to work across companies and industries.

Recent Salaries Shared

For test engineer in San Diego, CA

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Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Test Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$1,541

/hr

$41 | $2K

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Test Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$195,950

/yr

$153K | $43K

Submitted 3 days ago

4-6 years
3 days ago
Test Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$89,000

/yr

Submitted 3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Test Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$76,500

/yr

$74K | $3K

Submitted 13 days ago

1-3 years
13 days ago
Test Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$21

/hr

Submitted 13 days ago

1-3 years
13 days ago
Test Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$110,000

/yr

Submitted 14 days ago

1-3 years
14 days ago
Test Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 10-14 years

$178,000

/yr

$170K | $8K

Submitted 14 days ago

10-14 years
14 days ago
Test Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$68,000

/yr

Submitted 18 days ago

1-3 years
18 days ago

Test Engineer pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for a Test Engineer is $79,335 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 13114 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Test Engineer employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for a Test Engineer in San Diego, CA is $112,406 per year.

The lowest salary for a Test Engineer in San Diego, CA is $55,994 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Test Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Test Engineer.