How much does a Software Tester I make in the United States? The average Software Tester I salary in the United States is $46,230 as of December 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $39,110 and $51,480. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $39,110 10% $32,628 90% $56,260 75% $51,480 $46,230 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Software Tester jobs in Virginia

Electrical Testing Lead

Bala Consulting - Arlington, VA

Associate Software Engineer (I&T)

Airbus Defense and Space - Arlington, VA

Job Description

The Software Tester I follows uniform testing procedures. Tests basic features of new software releases using pre-defined test plans and scripts to identify defects. Being a Software Tester I performs follow-up rounds of testing as needed. Documents results and uses designated systems and tools to track outcomes. In addition, Software Tester I requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor. Being a Software Tester I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

Job Openings for Software Tester I
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com's CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Software Tester I, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
39110
51480
46230

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
39670
52320
47190
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Software Tester I in the United States. The base salary for Software Tester I ranges from $39,110 to $51,480 with the average base salary of $46,230. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $39,670 to $52,320 with the average total cash compensation of $47,190.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.

39110
51480

 

Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Salary estimation for Software Tester I at companies like : BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLTN, DYCOM INDUSTRIES INC, EMCOR GROUP INC

Jobs with a similar salary range to Software Tester I : Assistant News Editor, Police Records Supervisor, Private Client Solicitor, Load Checker, Maintenance Technician Apprentice, Assistant Store Manager, Operations