Associate Software Engineer Salary

Average Associate Software Engineers in the United States make around $61K per year. Total cash compensation for Associate Software Engineers runs from $46K to $92K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Work is enjoyable for Associate Software Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Associate Software Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,892 - $89,423
(Median)
$46K
$61K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,335
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$15.61 - $39.59
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$16
$26
$40
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,892 - $89,423  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,927  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $6,953  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,342 - $92,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 998
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $39.59  
   
Overtime
$25.82 - $50.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,927  
   
Profit Sharing
$613 - $6,953  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,342 - $92,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Job Description for Associate Software Engineer

Associate software engineers may work in developing software either as a product for use by the public or for private use within a business. While they tend to be on the lower or beginner rungs of their particular industry, companies in need of software engineers will often hire them due to the fact that they are more affordable than more senior software engineers. However, working as an associate software engineer is usually a stepping stone to higher positions and fulfilling careers in software engineering.

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Associate Software Engineer Tasks

  • Develop coding and design tasks to ensure software meets specified performance and reliability requirements.
  • Conduct systems programming and systems support activities.
  • Design, deploy and support best in class software development processes and tools.
  • Define the module specific requirements for software development projects.

Common Career Paths for Associate Software Engineer


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For Associate Software Engineers, progressing to a Senior Software Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Software Engineer can earn $105K annually. Software Engineers or Software Engineers are common next-step roles for Associate Software Engineers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Software Engineers is $13K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Software Engineers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Associate Software Engineers flock to Lockheed Martin Corp, Accenture, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Accenture Technology Solutions, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Employees of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $108K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $74K to $134K. Associate Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at CA Technologies ($70K), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp ($63K), and Medtronic, Inc. ($62K).

Also approaching the lower end are Accenture at $47K, Lockheed Martin Corp at $61K, and Medtronic, Inc. at $62K.

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Survey takers working as Associate Software Engineers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Spring, Python, and Java/J2EE are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include VB.Net, ASP.NET, and SQL. .NET and C# are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Software Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $82K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $103K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Associate Software Engineers that is 77 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+14 percent) and Boston (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (14 percent lower) and Austin (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Associate Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Associate Software Engineer Salaries

Spring
up arrow 46%

Python
up arrow 8%


C
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National Average
$62,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 2%

C++
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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PHP
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HTML
up arrow 5%

.NET
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C#
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SQL
up arrow 8%

ASP.NET
up arrow 9%

VB.Net
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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