Software Designer Salary (United States)

A Software Designer earns an average salary of $76,482 per year. A skill in C++ is associated with high pay for this job.
Software Designer Total Pay (?
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$47,968 - $116,169
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$47,968 - $116,169  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,933  
Profit Sharing
$1,700 - $16,500  
Total Pay (?
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$46,720 - $121,577  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Software Designer
The software designer uses their knowledge of programming and development to design new software, shepherding it through the development process and adjusting the overall focus as needed with the assistance and feedback of developers, programmers, and testers. The software designer's job mainly entails designing software and iterating its methodology, answering questions such as how the program will work, how it will fit alongside other software used by target users, how easy users will find it, and how effective it will be at achieving the vision originally imagined by the designer.
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Software Designer Tasks
  • Write, modify, and debug software.
  • Design and develop application components.
  • Test and document software.
  • Analyze requirements and transform them into technical designs.

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Experience Affects Software Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$76,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Software Designer Salaries

C++
up arrow 35%
JavaScript
up arrow 6%
Java
up arrow 1%
National Average
$76,000
SQL
up arrow 5%
VB.Net
up arrow 16%
.NET
up arrow 27%
C#
up arrow 29%
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Gender
Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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