Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary (United States)

A Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) earns an average salary of $87,855 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$63,168 - $110,748
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MEDIAN: $87,855
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Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$18.00 - $48.65
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,168 - $110,748  
   
Bonus
$1,379 - $12,156  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $11,983  
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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$62,772 - $118,391  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 628
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $48.65  
   
Overtime
$26.58 - $66.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,379 - $12,156  
   
Profit Sharing
$968 - $11,983  
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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$62,772 - $118,391  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 628
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Job Description for Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

  • Find bugs, defects, and regressions.
  • Design, implement, execute and debug information technology test cases and scripts.
  • Validate and document completion of testing and development.
  • Automate test cases.
  • Verify fixes.

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Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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Palo Alto
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San Francisco
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Austin
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Boston
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Experience Affects Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$92,000

Skills That Affect Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

C#
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.NET
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Microsoft SQL Server
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$92,000
C++
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ASP.NET
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C
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SQL
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HTML
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Linux
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UNIX
up arrow 7%
Python
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%
Visual Basic (VB)
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Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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