A Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) earns an average salary of $85,440 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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$60,832 - $107,840
(Median)
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85K
98K
110K
MEDIAN: $85,439
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Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Total Pay (?
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$17.83 - $46.71
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,832 - $107,840  
   
Bonus
$1,031 - $11,985  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,766  
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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$60,861 - $116,241  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 611
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.83 - $46.71  
   
Overtime
$26.69 - $67.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,031 - $11,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,766  
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).
)
$60,861 - $116,241  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 611
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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
San Francisco
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Mountain View
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Palo Alto
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Austin
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$89,000
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Experience Affects Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$89,000

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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National Average
$89,000
C++
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SQL
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HTML
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Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
35%
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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