The average salary for a Software Designer is $73,891 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are C++ and Java. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Software Designer Total Pay (?
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$47,066 - $115,710
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$47,066 - $115,710  
   
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$0.00 - $15,000  
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$45,045 - $120,222  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Software Designer
  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.
Pay by Experience Level for Software Designer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Software Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%
Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$74,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Software Designer Salaries

C++
up arrow 40%
Java
up arrow 23%
JavaScript
up arrow 9%
National Average
$74,000
SQL
up arrow 3%
VB.Net
up arrow 13%
.NET
up arrow 27%
C#
up arrow 27%
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Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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