The average salary for a Software Development Engineer (SDE) at Amazon.com Inc is $114,792.
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Job Description for Software Development Engineer (SDE)
Software development engineers (SDE) work in a range of industries to apply the principles and techniques of computer engineering, information analysis, and computer science to design, build, and develop their employers’ computer systems and software. Experienced computer software engineers may work independently as consultants to various organizations, and may either build computer systems and software from scratch or customize existing systems and software which were purchased from vendors. Th…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Software Development Engineer (SDE)
The top respondents for the job title Software Development Engineer (SDE) are from the companies Microsoft Corp, Expedia, Inc. and Zillow, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $121,380. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Zillow, Inc., earning around $121,098 and $110,226, respectively. Adtran Inc pays the lowest at around $62,416. Hitachi Data Systems Corp and Expedia, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,000 and $105,435, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Software Development Engineer (SDE)
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Pay by Experience Level for Software Development Engineer (SDE)
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 $106,164 based on 49 salaries. An early career Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,709 based on 356 salaries. A mid-career Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,887 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Software Development Engineer (SDE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,653 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $136,555.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Development Engineer (SDE) in their job title in Sunnyvale, California earn an average of 25.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Irvine, California (6.1% more) and Palo Alto, California (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (1.4% less).
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