What are typical test engineer salaries?

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Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

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Chris in Toledo, Ohio

70 months ago

Rosana in Sergeantsville, New Jersey said: I also need this information ASAP!!!! Thanks in advance for any insights.

I earned mid $56K as a test engineer for several years with a smaller company. I am currently making $80K as a test engineer with a larger company.

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zoop in Montverde, Florida

58 months ago

57k here in florida as well...mid sized company.

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Kris H in Vienna, Virginia

54 months ago

In some places, like here in northern VA, and in southern CA, where I used to be, test engineers are working on things for the defense industry, and need clearances. A clearance is expensive, and raises your salary. For a product like a satellite the customers are very sensitive to post delivery failures. Experience and being able to handle the pressure contributes to higher pay in those environments.

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