Mid-Career Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary

Wages for Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($113K) per year. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Male Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$84,776 - $140,054
$85K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $107,118
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Salary $84,776 - $140,054
Bonus $3,945 - $12,307
Profit Sharing $6,000
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$86,977 - $141,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Senior Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $109,160

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Senior Software Test Development Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Santa Clara (+13 percent), San Jose (+11 percent), Redmond (+8 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent).

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
5-9 years
67%
10-19 years
33%

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

C++ Programming Language
▲20%

Python
▲17%

Java
▲16%

HTML
▲14%

C++
▲13%

Selenium Automated Test Tool
▲13%

SQL
▲12%

ASP.NET
▲11%

Test Automation
▲7%

C
▲7%

C#
▲5%

National Average
$109,000

▼8%

C# Programming Language
▼9%

Microsoft Word
▼12%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 10%