Associate Software Engineer Salary

Associate Software Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $61K per year on average. In the world of Associate Software Engineers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $92K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 84 percent of Associate Software Engineers are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,779 - $89,818
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$46K
$61K
$90K
MEDIAN: $60,901
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$14.13 - $38.54
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$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,779 - $89,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,935  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $6,969  
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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$46,030 - $92,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 938
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $38.54  
   
Overtime
$25.32 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $6,969  
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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$46,030 - $92,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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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Associate Software Engineers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Software Engineer. The average Senior Software Engineer brings home $105K per year. When Associate Software Engineers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Software Engineers or Software Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $14K and $4K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Associate Software Engineers flock to Lockheed Martin Corp, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Accenture, 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.

Accenture doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $48K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $52K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Associate Software Engineers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Spring, Linux, and Java/J2EE are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 10 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include VB.Net, ASP.NET, and SQL. Experience with .NET is often linked with knowledge of C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Software Engineer

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $82K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $102K on average. 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


For Associate Software Engineers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent) and Boston (+9 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. St. Louis and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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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
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Linux
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Python
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C
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National Average
$62,000

JavaScript
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Java
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C++
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PHP
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HTML
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.NET
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C#
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SQL
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ASP.NET
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VB.Net
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
14%
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%