Associate Software Engineer Salary

Average Associate Software Engineers in the United States make around $66K annually. Overall cash earnings for Associate Software Engineers vary widely between $50K and $94K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $9K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. While geography and experience level impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Associate Software Engineers survey respondents are men (78 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Associate Software Engineers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,975 - $91,079
$50K
$66K
$91K
MEDIAN: $65,544
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50%
90%

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$19.73 - $37.64
$20
$29
$38
MEDIAN: $29.32
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$0$93K
Salary $49,975 - $91,079
Bonus $789 - $9,420
Profit Sharing $21.45 - $9,863
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$49,783 - $93,566
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 984
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $19.73 - $37.64
Overtime $28.74 - $51.06
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $789 - $9,420
Profit Sharing $21.45 - $9,863
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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$49,783 - $93,566
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

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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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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 $108K on average per year. Becoming a Software Engineer or a Software Developer is often the next step for an Associate Software Engineer.

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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, Accenture, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Fidelity Investments. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with 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. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $49K, $61K, and $62K.

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Associate Software Engineers report using a large range 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include ASP.NET, C#, and HTML. It is not unusual for someone who knows .NET to be familiar with C# as well.

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: $66,799

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Associate Software Engineers, 46 percent above the national average. Associate Software Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+45 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Irvine (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Workers in Seattle and Gaithersburg earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Associate Software Engineer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 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

▲42%

Late-Career
▲31%

▲18%

National Average
$67,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Associate Software Engineer Salaries

▲5%


Linux
▼0%

National Average
$67,000

Java
▼1%

C programming Language
▼1%

▼2%

C
▼3%


SQL
▼4%


▼5%

C++
▼6%

▼9%

C#
▼11%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

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: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%
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