Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $112K per year on average. 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. Most Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$79,116 - $134,136
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $111,920
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,116 - $134,136  
   
Bonus
$3,020 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
Total Pay (?
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$80,426 - $140,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$55.00  
   
Overtime
$52.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,020 - $19,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$20,000  
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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$80,426 - $140,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,137

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For Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Santa Clara (+14 percent), San Jose (+11 percent), Redmond (+8 percent), and Seattle (+2 percent).

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Skills That Affect Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

Python
up arrow 11%

C++
up arrow 8%

Java
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 8%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 6%

ASP.NET
up arrow 5%

UNIX
up arrow 2%

C
up arrow 1%

National Average
$115,000

C#
up arrow 1%

Test Automation
up arrow 1%

.NET
up arrow 7%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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