Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salary

Men account for the majority of Software Design Engineer in Tests in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $85K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,317 - $113,283
$49K
$85K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,598
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50%
90%

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$29.97 - $57.99
$41
MEDIAN: $41.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,317 - $113,283  
   
Bonus
$1,521 - $13,087  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,698 - $123,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$41.09  
   
Overtime
$63.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,521 - $13,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$49,698 - $123,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

  • Develop manual and program automated test software using diverse tools and source documentation.
  • Participate in product design reviews and modify requirements.
  • Document, track, and resolve software bugs or defects with help from the programming team.
  • Design benchmarks, test cases, and testing framework.

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Popular Skills for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)


Survey results imply that Software Design Engineer in Tests deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Test Automation, C#, and .NET are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft SQL Server. Experience with .NET is often linked with knowledge of C#.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,093

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Software Design Engineer in Tests, Redmond provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Software Design Engineer in Tests will also find cushy salaries in Bellevue (+14 percent) and Seattle (+5 percent).

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Key Stats for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
13%
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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries

▲35%

▲14%

National Average
$88,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salaries

Test Automation
▲24%

C#
▲15%

▲14%

SQL
▲8%

Python
▲8%

C++
▲4%

▲4%

ASP.NET
▲1%

C
▼0%

National Average
$88,000


HTML
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 14%