C++ Software Engineer Salary

The average salary for a C++ Software Engineer is $76,659 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Java and C#. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$53,482 - $117,818
(Median)
$53K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,658
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$17.11 - $74.71
(Median)
$17
$41
$75
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,482 - $117,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$53,963 - $132,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $74.71  
   
Overtime
$41.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$53,963 - $132,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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

  • 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.
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.

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Experience Affects C++ Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect C++ Software Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 32%

C#
up arrow 13%

C++
up arrow 1%

National Average
$79,000

Linux
up arrow 3%

C
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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