C++ Software Engineer Salary

The average salary for a C++ Software Engineer is $81,021 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Java is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$58,893 - $117,109
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$81K
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MEDIAN: $81,021
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$15.32 - $97.87
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MEDIAN: $40.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,893 - $117,109  
   
Bonus
$795 - $22,148  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$55,955 - $124,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$40.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$795 - $22,148  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$55,955 - $124,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for C++ Software Engineer

A career as a C++ software engineer is a fast-paced yet rewarding career that offers many growth and development opportunities. A C++ software engineer will be required to have a strong work ethic and great interpersonal skills, as the position typically requires working in small groups. Due to the work environment of a C++ software engineer, an individual seeking this career will also need to have strong and effective oral and writing communication skills in order to communicate with other group members and project leads. The duty hours of a C++ software engineer will typically be during normal business hours, although job demands will often require overtime and long hours.

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C++ Software Engineer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

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Pay by Experience Level for C++ Software Engineer

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

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Key Stats for C++ Software Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects C++ Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$82,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect C++ Software Engineer Salaries

Java
▲27%

C#
▲9%


National Average
$82,000

C++
▼3%

Linux
▼7%

C
▼9%

C# Programming Language
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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