Average Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary

$114,656
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$82k
MEDIAN
$115k
90%
$148k

The average salary for a Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $114,656

Base Salary
$82k - $148k
Bonus
$3k - $36k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $39k
Total Pay
$83k - $169k
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What Do Software Development Engineer (SDE)s Do?

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 Software Development Engineer (SDE)s Rate Their Jobs?

3.8 out of 5
(199)
Highly Satisfied
24Reviews
Based on 199 responses, the job of Software Development Engineer (SDE) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.78 out of 5. On average, Software Development Engineer (SDE)s are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Software Development Engineer (SDE)s

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

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $148k / year

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

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $82k / year

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

Increasing your pay as a 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 Software Development Engineer (SDE) that oversees more junior Software Development Engineer (SDE)s, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.