How much does a Software Development Engineer make?

Updated Jan 6, 2022

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$118,118 /yr
Average Base Pay

24,062 salaries

$91K

Low

$118K

Average

$154K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Software Development Engineer make? The national average salary for a Software Development Engineer is $118,118 in United States. Filter by location to see Software Development Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 24,062 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Software Development Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Software Engineer$108,249 /yr
L3
Senior Software Engineer$131,206 /yr
L4
See Full Career Path

Related Job Titles

Principal Software Engineer

$156,483

per year

Senior Software Development Engineer

$151,841

per year

Software Development Engineer

$118,118

per year

Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET)

$100,730

per year

Salaries by Company

Location

or

Find a Specific Employer

Sort:

Company

Average Base Salary in (USD)

Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Software Development Engineer

$126,425

 /yr
Range: $89K - $270K
6,494 salaries
See 14,406 salaries from all locations

$89K

$270K

$89,255 - $270,101 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Software Development Engineer

$127,278

 /yr
Range: $81K - $229K

$81K

$229K

$80,992 - $228,963 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Software Development Engineer - Monthly Intern

$8,397

 /mo
Range: $2K - $11K

$2K

$11K

$1,670 - $10,929 Range

Expedia Group
4.1

Expedia Group

Software Development Engineer

$120,835

 /yr
Range: $98K - $155K

$98K

$155K

$97,555 - $155,342 Range

Adobe
4.4

Adobe

Software Development Engineer

$129,773

 /yr
Range: $91K - $163K

$91K

$163K

$90,753 - $162,841 Range

Workday
4.1

Workday

Software Development Engineer

$156,391

 /yr
Range: $98K - $162K

$98K

$162K

$97,586 - $162,358 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Software Development Engineer

$190,681

 /yr
Range: $127K - $261K

$127K

$261K

$126,620 - $261,459 Range

Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing –Add Anonymous Salary
Mentor Graphics
4.3

Mentor Graphics

Software Development Engineer

$126,550

 /yr
Range: $102K - $170K

$102K

$170K

$101,658 - $170,029 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Software Development Engineer - Monthly Intern

$8,153

 /mo
Range: $5K - $15K

$5K

$15K

$4,937 - $15,278 Range

a2z Development Center
3.5

a2z Development Center

Software Development Engineer

$131,124

 /yr
Range: $114K - $169K

$114K

$169K

$113,985 - $169,136 Range

ServiceNow
4.4

ServiceNow

Software Development Engineer

$123,519

 /yr
Range: $80K - $152K

$80K

$152K

$79,989 - $152,104 Range

Zillow
4

Zillow

Software Development Engineer

$138,829

 /yr
Range: $80K - $197K

$80K

$197K

$79,869 - $197,160 Range

Audible
4.1

Audible

Software Development Engineer

$115,796

 /yr
Range: $100K - $169K

$100K

$169K

$100,346 - $168,710 Range

Fortinet
4.3

Fortinet

Software Development Engineer

$144,177

 /yr
Range: $92K - $158K

$92K

$158K

$91,957 - $158,108 Range

Egencia
3.9

Egencia

Software Development Engineer

$116,580

 /yr
Range: $96K - $145K

$96K

$145K

$95,542 - $144,856 Range

Alcatel-Lucent
3.7

Alcatel-Lucent

Software Development Engineer

$124,848

 /yr
Range: $88K - $173K

$88K

$173K

$87,784 - $172,519 Range

Philips
3.8

Philips

Software Development Engineer

$129,533

 /yr
Range: $72K - $153K

$72K

$153K

$72,191 - $152,618 Range

McAfee
3.7

McAfee

Software Development Engineer

$122,956

 /yr
Range: $74K - $162K

$74K

$162K

$74,289 - $162,422 Range

GoDaddy
4

GoDaddy

Software Development Engineer

$125,312

 /yr
Range: $99K - $169K

$99K

$169K

$98,512 - $169,415 Range

RealNetworks
3.1

RealNetworks

Software Development Engineer

$100,154

 /yr
Range: $87K - $148K

$87K

$148K

$86,906 - $147,631 Range

Download as data table
Viewing 1 - 10 of 75,757

Frequently asked questions about a Software Development Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Software Development Engineer is $118,118 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Software Development Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 24062 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Development Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Software Development Engineer in United States is $153,755 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Development Engineer in United States is $90,741 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Software Development Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Software Development Engineer.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent software development engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$30
hourly
A Software Engineer in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $30 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$77,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $77,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$130,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$45
hourly
A Software Engineer in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $45 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$115,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $115,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$120,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$25
hourly
A Software Engineer() in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Intern
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
A Software Engineering in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
San Jose, CA Area area
Intern
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$86,000
per year
A Software Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $86,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.