Associate Software Engineer Salary

Median pay for Associate Software Engineers in the United States is around $65K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $48K and hits $92K on the high end. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,837 - $89,175
$49K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,824
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$19.89 - $37.71
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MEDIAN: $27.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,837 - $89,175  
   
Bonus
$507 - $9,756  
Profit Sharing
$21.14 - $9,899  
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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$48,486 - $91,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 926
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.89 - $37.71  
   
Overtime
$29.10 - $50.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$507 - $9,756  
   
Profit Sharing
$21.14 - $9,899  
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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$48,486 - $91,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Associate Software Engineer


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Associate Software Engineers who transition into a Senior Software Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $108K per year. Associate Software Engineers typically move into roles as Software Engineers or Software Developers, and those positions pay $12K more and $2K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Many Associate Software Engineers can be found at Lockheed Martin Corp, Accenture, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Fidelity Investments, firms that are at the top of the field. Those at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $123K. Also paying near the top of the field are J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) at $105K, Workday, Inc. at $95K, and Microstrategy Incorporated, where Associate Software Engineers annually earn $86K.

Accenture, MasterCard Worldwide, and Medtronic, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($49K, $61K, and $62K respectively).

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Associate Software Engineers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Python, Linux, Software Development, and C programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like ASP.NET, C#, and HTML. .NET and C# are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Associate Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Associate Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 932 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Associate Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Associate Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 23 salaries. An Associate Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,689

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Associate Software Engineers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+47 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Irvine (+10 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Seattle and Gaithersburg also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Associate Software Engineer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%
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Experience Affects Associate Software Engineer Salaries

▲45%

Late-Career
▲33%

▲20%

National Average
$66,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Associate Software Engineer Salaries

▲7%

Linux
▲2%


C programming Language
▲1%

Java
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

▼1%

C
▼1%

SQL
▼2%



▼3%

C++
▼4%

▼7%

C#
▼9%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
32%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 8%