Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salary (United States)

A Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) earns an average salary of $88,558 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$63,483 - $111,002
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $88,557
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Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$20.19 - $50.00
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,483 - $111,002  
   
Bonus
$2,545 - $13,702  
Profit Sharing
$991 - $9,967  
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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$62,920 - $120,052  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.19 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$33.65 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,545 - $13,702  
   
Profit Sharing
$991 - $9,967  
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).
)
$62,920 - $120,052  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Job Description for Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET)
  • Document, track, and resolve software bugs or defects with help from the programming team.
  • Design benchmarks, test cases, and testing framework.
  • Develop manual and program automated test software using diverse tools and source documentation.
  • Participate in product design reviews and modify requirements.

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Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%
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