Associate Software Engineer Salary

Average Associate Software Engineers in the United States make around $61K annually. Cash earnings for Associate Software Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $46K to approximately $92K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. The majority of Associate Software Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Associate Software Engineers (84 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,931 - $89,436

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$15.72 - $39.31

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,931 - $89,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,935  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $6,953  
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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$46,330 - $92,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,005
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $39.31  
   
Overtime
$25.93 - $50.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$613 - $6,953  
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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$46,330 - $92,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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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Associate Software Engineers who transition into a Senior Software Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $105K per year. 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 $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Lockheed Martin Corp, Accenture, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Accenture Technology Solutions are top-notch employers for Associate Software Engineers in this area. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $108K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $74K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $134K. Also paying near the top of the field are CA Technologies at $70K, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp at $62K, and Medtronic, Inc., where Associate Software Engineers annually earn $62K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Accenture at $47K, Lockheed Martin Corp at $61K, and Medtronic, Inc., where $62K is the norm.

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, Python, and Java/J2EE are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include VB.Net, ASP.NET, and C#. Employees educated in .NET are typically practiced in C#, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Software Engineer

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $82K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $103K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $94K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Associate Software Engineers that is 78 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+15 percent) and Boston (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 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 (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Associate Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 66%

Late-Career
up arrow 52%


National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Associate Software Engineer Salaries

Spring
up arrow 53%

Python
up arrow 8%


C
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$62,000

Java
up arrow 2%

C++
up arrow 2%

PHP
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 5%

.NET
up arrow 6%

SQL
up arrow 7%

C#
up arrow 8%

ASP.NET
up arrow 9%

VB.Net
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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