Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Software Test Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$95,703 / yrTotal Pay
$85,772 / yrBase Pay
$9,931 / yrAdditional Pay

$95,703

 / yr
$65K$143K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Software Test Engineer is $95,703 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $85,772 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 $9,931 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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Related Job Titles

For Software Test Engineer

Some related job titles are Senior Software Test Engineer Salaries with median pay of $127,756, Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $105,948, Software Engineer In Test Salaries with median pay of $125,035, Software QA Engineer Salaries with median pay of $86,402.

Top Paying Companies

For a Software Test Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Software Test Engineer in United States. Employers include Meta, Google and eBay.

1
Meta
Meta
$198,538/yr
2
Google
$195,271/yr
3
eBay
$177,792/yr
5
Apple
$173,177/yr
6
Brocade
$172,532/yr
7
Adobe
$167,710/yr
10
Splunk
$161,902/yr
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3.8
Software Test EngineerSee 395 salaries from this location

$104,256

 / yr

$107,003

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$130,279

 / yr

$125,113

 / yr

$123,705

 / yr

$125,532

 / yr

$156,273

 / yr

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$117,875

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$129,312

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Citrix
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Software Test EngineerSee 56 salaries from this location

$127,392

 / yr

$122,339

 / yr

$123,949

 / yr

$127,059

 / yr

$120,409

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Brocade
4.1
Software Test EngineerSee 46 salaries from this location

$172,532

 / yr

$107,001

 / yr

$146,868

 / yr

$116,121

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$135,135

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Top Paying Industries

For a Software Test Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Software Test Engineer in United States are Real Estate with a median total pay of $151,421, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $121,748, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation with a median total pay of $120,575, Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $118,898, and Information Technology with a median total pay of $114,479.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$151,421

    26% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$121,748

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Arts, Entertainment & RecreationArts, Entertainment & Recreation$120,575

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$118,898

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$114,479

    2% Higher than other industries

Real Estate

The top paying company in Real Estate for Software Test Engineer is Zillow.

ZillowZillow$151,421/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$95,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Software Test Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$56,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$145,000

/yr

$135K | $10K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Software Test Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$125,000

/yr

$120K | $5K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Software Test Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Software Test Engineer is $85,772 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Software Test Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 7203 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Test Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Software Test Engineer in United States is $124,580 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Test Engineer in United States is $59,053 per year.

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