Average Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) Salary

$87,289
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,179
Bonus
$4,913
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The average salary for a Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) is $87,289.
10%
$58k
MEDIAN
$87k
90%
$121k
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$58k - $121k
Bonus
$990 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$983 - $23k
Total Pay
$57k - $126k

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

The top respondents for the job title Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, EagleView Technologies and Sonos, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $104,191. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Akamai Technologies and Tata Consultancy Services Limited, earning around $103,650 and $87,500, respectively. NCR Corp pays the lowest at around $33,573. Xpanxion and Sonos, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,000 and $77,687, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET)

Skills in Test Automation, Java and Python are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language and Selenium Automated Test Tool.

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

An entry-level Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,194 based on 56 salaries. An early career Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,762 based on 461 salaries. A mid-career Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,900 based on 233 salaries. An experienced Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,919 based on 127 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,986.
Employees with Software Development Engineer, Test (SDET) in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 36.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Santa Clara, California (20.8% more) and New York, New York (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 898 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.2%
Early Career
51.3%
Mid Career
25.9%
Experienced
14.1%
Late Career
2.3%