Average Software Development Engineer (SDE) Salary

$108,543
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$14,631
Bonus
$9,936
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The average salary for a Software Development Engineer (SDE) is $108,543.
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$75k
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$109k
90%
$141k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Software Development Engineer (SDE)

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Development Engineer (SDE)

The top respondents for the job title Software Development Engineer (SDE) are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Expedia, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $123,724. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Google, Inc. and Zillow, Inc., earning around $121,380 and $120,332, respectively. Adtran Inc pays the lowest at around $62,848. Godaddy and Expedia, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $105,450 and $107,065, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Development Engineer (SDE)s?

Skills in Java, Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Algorithm Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Development Engineer (SDE)s?

An entry-level Software Development Engineer (SDE) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $99,693 based on 235 salaries. An early career Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,864 based on 1,232 salaries. A mid-career Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,318 based on 506 salaries. An experienced Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $136,811 based on 196 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,557.
Employees with Software Development Engineer (SDE) in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 17.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (12.9% more) and San Francisco, California (11.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,212 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.6%
Early Career
55.7%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
8.9%
Late Career
1.9%