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Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary with Test Automation skills (United States)

A Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with Test Automation skills earns an average salary of $97,734 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with Test Automation skills Salary (?
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$69,948 - $119,617
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $97,733
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Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with Test Automation skills Salary (?
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$17.66 - $54.29
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,948 - $119,617  
   
Bonus
$1,800 - $14,436  
Profit Sharing
$4,500 - $14,000  
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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$67,583 - $127,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.66 - $54.29  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,800 - $14,436  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500 - $14,000  
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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$67,583 - $127,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Experience Affects Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with Test Automation skills Salaries

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Mid-Career
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$99,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%