Entry-Level Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) is $83,318 per year.
Entry-Level Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$59,728 - $103,350
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $83,318
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Entry-Level Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$17.16 - $45.80
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,728 - $103,350  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $11,985  
Profit Sharing
$984 - $10,570  
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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$58,667 - $110,378  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.16 - $45.80  
   
Overtime
$26.21 - $50.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,001 - $11,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$984 - $10,570  
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).
)
$58,667 - $110,378  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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San Francisco
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$87,000
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%
.NET
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C++
0%
National Average
$87,000
C
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Test Automation
up arrow 2%
SQL
up arrow 4%
Java
up arrow 5%
ASP.NET
up arrow 5%
Linux
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 8%
Selenium Automated Test Tool
up arrow 9%
UNIX
up arrow 10%
Python
up arrow 13%
Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 76 votes.
Gender
Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 10%
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