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Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) Salary

Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $101K per year on average. For the most part, Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests survey respondents are men (71 percent).
$65,721 - $117,180
MEDIAN: $96,007

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$65,721 - $117,180  
$2,576 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $5,896  
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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).
$66,838 - $125,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Pay Difference by Location

For Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests, busy Redmond offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 6 percent above the national average. Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent.

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

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


29 %
71 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%