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Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) earns an average salary of $89,079 per year. A skill in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary (?
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$59,109 - $109,010
(Median)
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89K
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110K
MEDIAN: $89,078
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Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary (?
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$11.74 - $45.70
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,109 - $109,010  
   
Bonus
$977 - $19,307  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $14,858  
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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$58,847 - $119,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $45.70  
   
Overtime
$22.02 - $55.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$977 - $19,307  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $14,858  
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).
)
$58,847 - $119,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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San Francisco
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Boston
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$92,000
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 12%
C
up arrow 6%
JavaScript
up arrow 3%
Linux
up arrow 2%
Java
up arrow 1%
Python
up arrow 1%
National Average
$92,000
C++
up arrow 1%
C#
up arrow 2%
PL/SQL
up arrow 3%
.NET
up arrow 4%
UNIX
up arrow 6%
HTML
up arrow 8%
ASP.NET
up arrow 8%
Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 10%
SQL
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%