Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) is $102,548 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$77,695 - $131,607
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MEDIAN: $102,547
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Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$24.07 - $67.08
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$77,695 - $131,607  
   
Bonus
$1,955 - $19,622  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $20,768  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$78,332 - $143,801  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.07 - $67.08  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,955 - $19,622  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $20,768  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$78,332 - $143,801  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 308
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Job Description for Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)
  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.

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Experience Affects Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

Late-Career
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$111,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

C#
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.NET
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Tcl/Tk
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ASP.NET
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Test Automation
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$111,000
C++
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Java
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Perl
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SQL
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UNIX
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C
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Linux
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HTML
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Microsoft Word
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 75 votes.
Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 6%
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