Software Tester Salary in the US

$58,440
per year
per month
$4,870
per month
per year
Bonus
$3,600/year
Bonus
$300/month

Software Tester - Average Salary

The average salary for a Software Tester is $58,440 per year ($4,870 per month), which is $4,950 (+9%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Software Tester can expect an average starting salary of $42,380. The highest salaries can exceed $96,130.
$42,380
Low
$58,440
Average salary
$96,130
High
$3,530
Low
$4,870
Average salary
$8,010
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$52,800
$105,630
Salary$42,380 - 96,130
Bonus$0 - 9,500
Total Pay$42,380 - 105,630
$0
$4,400
$8,800
Salary$3,530 - 8,010
Bonus$0 - 790
Total Pay$3,530 - 8,800

Software Tester Salary Range

Low
$42,380
Average salary
$58,440
Senior
$73,250
High
$96,130
Low
$3,530
Average salary
$4,870
Senior
$6,100
High
$8,010
Among Software Testers in the US, entry level software testers earn considerably less per year, while senior software testers boast the highest annual earnings.

Software Tester - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Software Tester$74K/year
+27% 
Entry Level Software Tester$49K/year
 -17%

Software Tester - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Software Tester with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $49,280 per year. A mid level Software Tester with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $69,330, while a Senior Software Tester with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $74,440. Software Testers with more than 20 years of experience earn $82,270 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Software Tester

Late Career▲ +41%
Senior▲ +27%
Mid Level▲ +19%
Average Salary$58,440/year
Entry Level▼ -16%

Gender Breakdown

Female
42%
Male
58%

Software Tester - Jobs by Location

Software Tester - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Software Tester jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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