Software Design Engineer (SDE) Salary (United States)

A Software Design Engineer (SDE) earns an average salary of $82,793 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Software Design Engineer (SDE) Total Pay (?
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$58,802 - $115,943
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $82,792
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Software Design Engineer (SDE) Total Pay (?
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$11.54 - $59.21
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,802 - $115,943  
   
Bonus
$491.69 - $14,649  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $17,362  
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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$58,524 - $125,300  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $59.21  
   
Overtime
$30.00 - $62.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$491.69 - $14,649  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $17,362  
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).
)
$58,524 - $125,300  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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Job Description for Software Design Engineer (SDE)
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
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Pay Difference By Location
Seattle
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Redmond
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National Average
$87,000
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Experience Affects Software Design Engineer (SDE) Salaries

National Average
$87,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Software Design Engineer (SDE) Salaries

C#
up arrow 9%
.NET
up arrow 7%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 7%
C
up arrow 7%
ASP.NET
up arrow 6%
National Average
$87,000
SQL
up arrow 2%
C++
up arrow 3%
Java
up arrow 6%
Linux
up arrow 16%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 7%
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