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

Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($112K) annually. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$83,011 - $135,797
$83K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $112,187
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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
$83,011 - $135,797  
   
Bonus
$3,064 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$83,638 - $141,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$59.99  
   
Overtime
$67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,064 - $29,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$83,638 - $141,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,219

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+13 percent), San Jose (+10 percent), Redmond (+8 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent).

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

C++ Programming Language
▲14%

Python
▲11%

Java
▲10%

HTML
▲8%

C++
▲7%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲7%

SQL
▲6%

ASP.NET
▲5%

Test Automation
▲2%

C
▲1%

National Average
$115,000

C#
▼1%

▼13%

C# Programming Language
▼14%

Microsoft Word
▼16%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 5%
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