Associate Software Engineer Salary

An average Associate Software Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $61K per year. In the world of Associate Software Engineers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $92K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While the particular city and years of experience impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Associate Software Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Job satisfaction for Associate Software Engineers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,841 - $89,260
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$46K
$61K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,272
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$15.61 - $39.59
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,841 - $89,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,935  
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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$46,279 - $92,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 988
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.61 - $39.59  
   
Overtime
$25.82 - $50.51  
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 - $9,935  
   
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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$46,279 - $92,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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. The most common next step for an Associate Software Engineer is to become a Software Engineer or a Software Engineer. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Associate Software Engineer


Known for taking on a considerable number of Associate Software Engineers, Lockheed Martin Corp, Accenture, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, and Accenture Technology Solutions are leading firms in the industry. For Associate Software Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC); in fact, average earnings are around $108K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($74K versus $134K) is great. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries at CA Technologies (+$70K), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (+$63K), and Medtronic, Inc. (+$62K).

Accenture, Lockheed Martin Corp, and Medtronic, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($47K, $61K, and $62K respectively).

Popular Skills for Associate Software Engineer


Survey results imply that Associate Software Engineers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Spring, Java/J2EE, and Python are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like VB.Net, ASP.NET, and SQL. 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $82K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $102K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Associate Software Engineers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Associate Software Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+14 percent) and Boston (+6 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in St. Louis and Pittsburgh also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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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
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C
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National Average
$62,000

JavaScript
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Java
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C++
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PHP
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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HTML
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.NET
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C#
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SQL
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ASP.NET
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VB.Net
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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