SOFTWARE DESIGN ENGINEER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$99,000
$74,000
Min 10%
$99,000
Median 50%
$131,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a software design engineer make?
The national average salary for a Software Design Engineer in the U.S. is $99,295 annually or $47.74 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $131,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $74,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Software Design Engineers are in Professional companies and Internet companies. The best states for high paying Software Design Engineer jobs are California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Texas. Most Software Design Engineers spend 3.8 years in the position.

Average Software Design Engineer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Software Design Engineer makes. Professional companies and Internet companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Google and Microsoft are the best paying companies for Software Design Engineers. Companies like Fluke and Groupon also report very competitive wages for Software Design Engineers.

Average Software Design Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Software Design Engineers make on average $99,295 annually or $47.74 hourly. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Software Design Engineer salaries at $119,782 per year. The average starting salary in San Francisco, CA for Software Design Engineers is $85,000. California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Texas are the highest paying states. West Virginia, Hawaii, and Kansas have the lowest Software Design Engineer salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$119,782
2
Seattle, WA
$100,671
3
Austin, TX
$97,833
4
Hillsboro, OR
$96,944
5
New York, NY
$92,977

Average Software Design Engineer Salary By Industry

Wages for Software Design Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Internet companies, Technology companies, and Automotive companies tend to have the highest salaries for Software Design Engineers. Internet companies pay their Software Design Engineers the highest wages, averaging $104,348 per year. Technology companies and Automotive companies pay well too, at $89,596 and $88,572, respectively. The average salary for Software Design Engineers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $88,129.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Internet
$104,348
2
Technology
$89,596
3
Automotive
$88,572
4
Manufacturing
$88,129

RECENTLY ADDED Software Design Engineer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Randstad
Software Design Engineer
10/25/2019
$93,915
University of Utah
Software Design Engineer
10/25/2019
$35,000
University of Utah
Software Design Engineer
09/17/2019
$47,600
Randstad
Software Design Engineer
09/07/2019
$73,045
Consultnet, LLC
Software Design Engineer
08/31/2019
$45,914
Randstad
Software Design Engineer
08/17/2019
$62,610
Randstad
Software Design Engineer
08/17/2019
$93,915
Aerotek
Software Design Engineer
06/28/2019
$131,481
Kelly Services
Software Design Engineer
06/28/2019
$125,220
Randstad
Software Design Engineer
06/28/2019
$83,480
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