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 $97K per year on average. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$63,616 - $117,564
MEDIAN: $96,558

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$63,616 - $117,564  
$2,553 - $14,899  
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$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).
$66,417 - $125,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Software Design Engineer in Tests in Redmond enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Seattle is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Job Satisfaction

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


28 %
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 5%