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

Wages for Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests are generous, with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. Most Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests survey respondents are men (71 percent). The majority of Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,364 - $117,832
MEDIAN: $96,805

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$62,364 - $117,832  
$2,543 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,006 - $5,896  
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).
$65,925 - $125,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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Pay Difference by Location

Redmond offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests, 9 percent above the national average. Seattle ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

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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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%