Average Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary

$128,086
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$97k
MEDIAN
$128k
90%
$165k

The average salary for a Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $128,086

Base Salary
$97k - $165k
Bonus
$3k - $27k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $25k
Total Pay
$99k - $186k
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What Do Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)s Do?

Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) Tasks
  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for server applications.
  • Write code to create multi-threaded, networked server applications.
  • Use source debuggers, program dumps, and performance monitoring tools.
  • Test and document software for server applications.
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How do Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)s Rate Their Jobs?

3.7 out of 5
(68)
Highly Satisfied
18Reviews
Based on 68 responses, the job of Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.72 out of 5. On average, Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)s are highly satisfied with their job.

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What is the highest pay for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)s?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $165k / year

What is the lowest pay for Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)s?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $97k / year

How can Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)s increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE) that oversees more junior Senior Software Development Engineer (SDE)s, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.