13 Highest Paying Countries for LTE Testers

I was a tester for a long time and I was asked the following question from time to time.

What is the best country to work as a LTE tester? In which country I can use my competence to get better compensation and live a better life.

World is a open place now. Back in 2007, when I was in India, I was looking for a change in job. But my aim was to explore the best possible opportunity, both in India and abroad. I was not looking at salary as the only criteria. It was mix of the company, the job description and monetary compensation. I was in search for a job where I will get greatest exposure as a tester, at the same time get most return for my time and effort.

Though, it was hard to get contact and interview calls at that moment from companies outside India. But, I was not in a hurry to grab anything. So I waited for my best opportunity and moved to Sweden. And, when I think now it was one of the best decision I made in my life. I learnt a lot during my last 8 years from extremely talented people in mobile industry.

Are you looking for a job change as a LTE tester? Are you confused which country is best to move for your next assignment.

I made a list of top 13 countries where you may like to work as a LTE tester. But, please keep in mind that, this list is based on my observation and finding.

I used data from Glassdoor.com and Payscale.com. And in some cases got input from my friends working in other companies and countries.

To make the list simple, I converted the salaries into US dollar. The actual salary may vary a bit.

Highest Paying Countries for LTE Testers

Rank Country Salary Per Year (USD) Companies
13 India $10000 – $32000 Most modem and network equipment manufacturer (Qualcomm, Ericsson, etc).

Most mobile device manufacturer (Samsung, Huawei, etc)

Operators: Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, etc

12 UAE $27000 – $60000 Major device manufacturers

Operators:  Etisalat and du

11 New Zealand $25000 – $62000 LTE operator: Spark, Vodafone, 2 degrees
10 Singapore $31000 – $50000 LTE Operators: Singtel, Starhub
9 Finland $40000 – $48000 Operators: DNA, Elisa, Sonera

Network vendors: Nokia

Modem vendors: MediaTek

8 Australia $35000 – $70000 Operators: Optus, Telstra, Vodafone
7 Canada $30000 – $60000 Operators: Rogers, Bell, Telus

Device Manufacturers: BlackBerry

Network vendors: Ericsson

6 Sweden $39000- $58350 Operators: Telia, Tele2, 3

Network vendors: Ericsson, Huawei

Modem: Huawei

Device manufacturers: SONY

5 Germany $37000 – $70000 Operators: Telekom, Vodafone, O2

Modem: Intel

4 Japan $50000 – $90000 Operators:Docomo, Softbank

Network Vendors: Ericsson, Nokia, Docomo, etc

Device manufacturers:SONY, Panasonic, etc

3 UK $60000 – $70000 Operators: 3, O2, EE, Vodafone

Modem: Qualcomm

2 Denmark $60000 – $85000 Operators: Telia, 3, TDC, telenor
1 USA $90000 – $150000 Operators: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc

Network vendors; Ericsson, Nokia, etc

Device manufacturers: Apple, Samsung, LG, Google, etc

As I mentioned, I made this list for reference purpose only. The the salary you are getting or going to get may differ from one company to another. Also, your competence and level of expertise will largely determine your next salary.

What do you think about this list? What is the salary range in the company you are working at the moment?

Post your comments and feedback.


  1. Hi, long back I had sent you an email for which I am still waiting for a reply đŸ™‚

  2. Hi Nitin,
    Please send me your question again via Likedin message or via email. (contact@3glteinfo.com).

  3. salary u posted are completely wrong

  4. Wonderful article! Its great to know about these highest paying jobs that we can look for instead of working at low salary jobs. We all have that dream of working in top companies with best pay so i think these are totally best jobs for candidates to look for. Thanks for sharing!

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