Software Development Engineer (SDE) with SQL Skills Salary

The average Software Development Engineer with SQL skills can expect to rake in roughly $92K per year. Total cash compensation to Software Development Engineers with SQL skills bottoms out near $62K and approaches $141K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $30K from bonuses and almost $25K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career length and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Software Development Engineers with SQL skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$60,419 - $122,123
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$92K
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MEDIAN: $92,342
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$60,419 - $122,123  
   
Bonus
$1,973 - $29,933  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $24,658  
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$62,043 - $140,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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Software Development Engineers with SQL skills seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Amazon.com Inc, where the median salary comes to $122K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($89K) and those starting out ($160K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $96K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $107K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Software Development Engineers with SQL skills make a median salary of $117K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $100K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,550

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

For Software Development Engineers with SQL skills, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Bellevue is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Key Stats for Software Development Engineer (SDE)

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

Experienced
▲21%

▲11%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$97,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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