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Associate Software Engineer Salary

For Associate Software Engineers, annual average wages total $61K per year. Cash earnings for Associate Software Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $92K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Associate Software Engineers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. There are far more male Associate Software Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 84 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$45,248 - $90,137
(Median)
$45K
$61K
$90K
MEDIAN: $60,795
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$14.10 - $36.78
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$14
$25
$37
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,248 - $90,137  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
Profit Sharing
$659 - $7,016  
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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$45,414 - $92,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 822
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $36.78  
   
Overtime
$29.04 - $51.66  
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 - $9,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$659 - $7,016  
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).
)
$45,414 - $92,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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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There are some Associate Software Engineers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Software Engineers, where earnings are an average $104K annually. Career advancement for the typical Associate Software Engineer often leads to becoming a Software Engineer or a Software Engineer; median salaries in these positions are $13K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Associate Software Engineers include Lockheed Martin Corp, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Accenture, and CA Technologies. With a median salary of $105K, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) offers Associate Software Engineers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $77K and are capped at $130K.

Accenture offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $46K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $41K to $51K.

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Associate Software Engineers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Spring, Python, and Linux are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like VB.Net, ASP.NET, and C#. It is often found that people who know .NET are also skilled in 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 $83K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $103K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $96K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Associate Software Engineers, New York provides a pay rate that is 75 percent greater than the national average. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+15 percent) and Boston (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include St. Louis (14 percent lower) and Austin (13 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
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Python
up arrow 12%

Linux
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C
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JavaScript
0%

National Average
$62,000

HTML
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PHP
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Java
up arrow 2%

C++
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.NET
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SQL
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C#
up arrow 7%

ASP.NET
up arrow 8%

VB.Net
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%