Software Development Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$116,000
$95,000
Min 10%
$116,000
Median 50%
$143,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a software development engineer make?
Software Development Engineers in the US make on average $116,854 annually or $56.18 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $143,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $95,000 per year. Retail companies and Technology companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Some of the states with the best Software Development Engineer salaries are California, Washington, New York, Delaware, and New Hampshire. The typical tenure for a Software Development Engineer is 3.0 years.

Average Software Development Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Software Development Engineer in the United States is $116,854 per year or $56.18 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Software Development Engineer salaries at $121,674 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $87,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Software Development Engineer salaries are California, Washington, New York, Delaware, and New Hampshire. Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Dakota, and Hawaii have the lowest reported salaries for Software Development Engineers.

Map of Software Development Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Software Development Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Software Development Engineer Salary By Company

There is good job security in Software Development Engineer positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Retail companies and Technology companies have the most job opportunities for Software Development Engineers. Apple and NetApp are the best paying companies for Software Development Engineers. In addition, companies like Cloudera and Activision Blizzard report highly competitive salaries for Software Development Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$134,087
$134k
$132,685
$133k
$131,720
$132k
$131,165
$131k
$129,363
$129k
$128,971
$129k
$128,659
$129k
$128,324
$128k

Software Development Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Software Development Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Software Development Engineer can range from $73,696 to $184,712 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Location
Date Added
Salary
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$100,000
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