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Associate Software Engineer Salary

Median pay for Associate Software Engineers in the United States is around $61K per year. Total cash earnings of Associate Software Engineers range from $46K on the low end to $92K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. 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. Men account for the majority of Associate Software Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,882 - $89,052
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$46K
$61K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,193
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$14.37 - $39.15
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,882 - $89,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,938  
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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$46,319 - $91,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 976
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$25.93 - $50.42  
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 - $9,938  
   
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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$46,319 - $91,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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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As Associate Software Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Software Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Software Engineers earn $105K on average per year. Associate Software Engineers typically move into roles as Software Engineers or Software Engineers, and those positions pay $13K more and $3K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Associate Software Engineers include Lockheed Martin Corp, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Accenture, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Accenture Technology Solutions. Associate Software Engineers flock to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $108K lead the pack in compensation; however, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $74K at one end to $134K at the other end.

Salaries are easily beat at Accenture, where median pay comes to just $48K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $44K and ending at $53K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Survey results imply that Associate Software Engineers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Spring, Java/J2EE, and Python are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include VB.Net, ASP.NET, and C#. .NET and C# are also commonly seen together.

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 $60K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $81K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $101K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Associate Software Engineers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 77 percent above the national average. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+13 percent) and Boston (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (14 percent lower) and Atlanta (11 percent lower).

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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 46%


Python
up arrow 4%

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 4%

HTML
up arrow 5%

.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 139 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
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%
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