The average Associate Software Engineer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $64K annually. Total cash compensation to Associate Software Engineers varies from $48K to $91K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K each. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and tenure are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Associate Software Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,668 - $88,243
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MEDIAN: $64,439
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$19.30 - $37.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,668 - $88,243  
   
Bonus
$641 - $9,784  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,881  
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$48,358 - $91,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 960
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.30 - $37.57  
   
Overtime
$27.35 - $49.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$641 - $9,784  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,881  
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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$48,358 - $91,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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 go on to become Senior Software Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Software Engineers is $108K annually. Associate Software Engineers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Software Engineers or Software Developers. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Dominating the field, Lockheed Martin Corp, Accenture, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Fidelity Investments are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Associate Software Engineers. For Associate Software Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $118K, the highest in the area. Other leaders in compensation levels are J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) at $107K, Workday, Inc. at $95K, and Microstrategy Incorporated, where Associate Software Engineers annually earn $86K.

Workers at Accenture, MasterCard Worldwide, and Lockheed Martin Corp also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $49K, $61K, and $62K respectively.

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Associate Software Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Python, Java/J2EE, Software Development, and C programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include ASP.NET, C#, and HTML. Those with knowledge of .NET tend to be skilled in C# as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Software Engineer

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $65K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $75K. Associate Software Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $88K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,207

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Home to some of the best pay for Associate Software Engineers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Associate Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+46 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Austin (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Seattle, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Atlanta and 3 percent less in Gaithersburg, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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.
058
Less than 1 year
31%
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


Late-Career
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National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Associate Software Engineer Salaries

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C programming Language
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Java
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C
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National Average
$65,000




SQL
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.NET
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C++
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HTML
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C#
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ASP.NET
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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
31%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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