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Software Design Engineer Salary

How much does a Software Design Engineer make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Software Design Engineer

$98,145 (USD)/yr

$47 (USD)/hr

$4,132 (USD)/yr

$96,851 (USD)/yr

$47 (USD)/hr

$4,132 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. May design embedded systems software. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.
The average software design engineer salary in United States is $98,145 or an equivalent hourly rate of $47. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $4,132. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$68,893 (USD)

$121,811 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$113,777 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Software Design Engineer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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