A Computer Software Engineer earns an average salary of $77,384 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Java is associated with high pay for this job.
Computer Software Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,651 - $107,522
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MEDIAN: $77,383
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Salary
$50,651 - $107,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,231  
Profit Sharing
$2,479 - $9,721  
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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$53,114 - $115,742  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$81,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 12%
C#
up arrow 8%
National Average
$81,000
C++
up arrow 7%
C
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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