Mid-Career Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary

Salaries for Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($110K) per year. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number.

$79,486 - $134,326
$79K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $110,271
10%
50%
90%

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$47.50 - $63.98
$60
MEDIAN: $59.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,486 - $134,326  
   
Bonus
$2,980 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$17,500  
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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$80,510 - $140,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$59.99  
   
Overtime
$52.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,980 - $20,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$17,500  
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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$80,510 - $140,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $113,716

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Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Santa Clara (+15 percent), San Jose (+12 percent), Redmond (+9 percent), and Seattle (+4 percent).

Key Stats for Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
5-9 years
78%
10-19 years
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲14%

Python
▲12%

Java
▲10%

C++
▲9%

HTML
▲9%

ASP.NET
▲7%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲7%

SQL
▲6%

C
▲2%

C#
▲1%

Test Automation
▼0%

National Average
$114,000

.NET
▼7%

C# Programming Language
▼13%

Microsoft Word
▼15%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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