Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Software Development Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$130,117 / yrTotal Pay
$107,930 / yrBase Pay
$22,187 / yrAdditional Pay

$130,117

 / yr
$86K$200K
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The estimated total pay for a Software Development Engineer is $130,117 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $107,930 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $22,187 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Software Engineer

$106,404 /yr
Software Engineer
$147,413 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Software Development Engineer

Some related job titles are Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $205,419, Senior Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $161,189, Software Development Engineer Salaries with median pay of $123,920, Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Salaries with median pay of $140,381.

Top Paying Companies

For a Software Development Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Software Development Engineer in United States. Employers include Meta, Google and Hulu.

1
Meta
$226,926/yr
3
Hulu
$210,301/yr
4
Twitch
$208,142/yr
5
Adobe
$207,915/yr
7
Apple
$204,975/yr
8
eBay
$204,289/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Software Development Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Software Development Engineer in United States are Real Estate with a median total pay of $192,960, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $176,126, Information Technology with a median total pay of $166,920, Hotels & Travel Accommodation with a median total pay of $162,772, and Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $160,119.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Real EstateReal Estate$192,960

    18% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$176,126

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$166,920

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Hotels & Travel AccommodationHotels & Travel Accommodation$162,772

    3% Higher than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$160,119

    2% Higher than other industries

Real Estate

Top paying companies in Real Estate for Software Development Engineer are Zillow, Redfin, and Modus Technologies.

ZillowZillow$195,662/yr
RedfinRedfin$192,960/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

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Software Engineer

United States of America

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$185,000

/yr

$144K | $41K

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United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$60,000

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United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

/yr

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United States of America

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$100,000

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United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$120,000

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$80,000

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United States of America

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$122,000

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Software Development Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Software Development Engineer is $107,930 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Software Development Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 27780 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Software Development Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Software Development Engineer in United States is $159,313 per year.

The lowest salary for a Software Development Engineer in United States is $73,120 per year.

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