What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Associate Software Engineer Salary

The average Associate Software Engineer in the United States earns approximately $61K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Associate Software Engineers spread between $46K and $92K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Associate Software Engineers are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$45,778 - $89,233
(Median)
$46K
$61K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,133
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.07 - $38.98
(Median)
$14
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary 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.
)
$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,778 - $89,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,903  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $6,984  
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).
)
$46,125 - $91,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 969
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.07 - $38.98  
   
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,903  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $6,984  
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).
)
$46,125 - $91,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Associate Software Engineers who transition into a Senior Software Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $105K per year. Associate Software Engineers most often move into positions as Software Engineers or Software Engineers; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

Software Developer Job Listings

Jobs by Simply Hired
jobs by Indeed job search

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Many Associate Software Engineers can be found at Lockheed Martin Corp, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Accenture, and Accenture Technology Solutions, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) — the median salary there is $108K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $74K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $134K.

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Spring, Java/J2EE, and Python are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 8 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include VB.Net, ASP.NET, and C#. Competency in .NET frequently indicates knowledge of C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Software Engineer

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $82K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $101K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Associate Software Engineers, 78 percent above the national average. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Jersey City (+69 percent) and San Francisco (+13 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Austin and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

 
ADVERTISEMENT
United States (change)

Experience Affects Associate Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 62%

Late-Career
up arrow 52%


National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Associate Software Engineer Salaries

Spring
up arrow 47%


Python
up arrow 5%

C
up arrow 3%

National Average
$62,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 2%

PHP
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 3%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 4%

.NET
up arrow 6%

C#
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 7%

ASP.NET
up arrow 9%

VB.Net
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
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%
ADVERTISEMENT