$109,749
Avg. Salary
$59.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,365

Bonus

$19,653

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) is $59.82 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) is $109,749 per year.

$41.88
10%
$59.82
50%
$70.23
90%
MEDIAN $59.82
$83k
10%
$110k
50%
$136k
90%
MEDIAN $109,749
$83,367 - $136,030
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MEDIAN: $109,749
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$0$141K
Salary $83,367 - $136,030
Bonus $2,051 - $15,152
Profit Sharing $19,653
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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$85,466 - $141,843
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 222
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $41.88 - $70.23
Overtime $40.00
Annual Data $0$141K
Bonus $2,051 - $15,152
Profit Sharing $19,653
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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$85,466 - $141,843
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

Senior software development engineers of testing, commonly abbreviated "SDETs," are typically employed by database companies and other companies in the tech industry to identify and fix bugs in companies' computer codes. While some of this debugging is performed by hand, a significant portion of this work is devoted to designing and building automated testing tools and systems which, when implemented, are capable of automatically debugging test cases. After a script is debugged, senior SDETs then provide test documentation and validate the script's completion.

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Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Pay By Employer

$0$118K

$114,970

Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)


Senior Software Test Development Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C++ Programming Language, Python, Selenium Automated Test Tool, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Linux, and C# Programming Language. The majority of those who know .NET also know SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

Pay by Experience for a Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 25 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 51 salaries. A Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

7%

-2%

National Average: $114,111

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salaries

▲19%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$114,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

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


▲11%

▲8%


SQL
▲6%

▲5%

C++
▲4%

▲4%

Test Automation
▲3%

C#
▲2%

C
▼0%

National Average
$114,000

▼8%


Linux
▼12%

Microsoft Word
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
47%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%