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

The average pay for an Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $87,338 per year.
Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) Total Pay (?
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$57,703 - $107,059
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $87,338
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Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $46.09
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,703 - $107,059  
   
Bonus
$978 - $18,225  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $14,816  
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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$57,172 - $118,452  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $46.09  
   
Overtime
$21.82 - $56.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$978 - $18,225  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $14,816  
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).
)
$57,172 - $118,452  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,254
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San Francisco
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Mountain View
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San Jose
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Palo Alto
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$90,000
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salaries

C
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Linux
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JavaScript
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Java
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Python
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C++
0%
National Average
$90,000
C#
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.NET
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ASP.NET
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PL/SQL
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UNIX
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HTML
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Microsoft SQL Server
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SQL
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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