Computer Software Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Computer Software Engineer is $78,111 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Computer Software Engineer Salary (?
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$49,573 - $109,459
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $78,110
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Computer Software Engineer Salary (?
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$12.72 - $76.60
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,573 - $109,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,654  
Profit Sharing
$56.17 - $10,067  
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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$50,000 - $113,786  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $76.60  
   
Overtime
$12.08 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,654  
   
Profit Sharing
$56.17 - $10,067  
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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$50,000 - $113,786  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Computer Software Engineer

Computer software engineers are responsible for creating and engineering effective software applications based on the project's requirements. They utilize their analytical skills to design programs, scripts, and other code to run efficiently in a variety of system environments. They work with other engineers and software specialists to complete deployments and software products in a timely manner. Additionally, computer software engineers strive to reduce memory consumption in the engineering processes. They use office software to communicate with team members and report their progress to the information technology vice president (and/or other supervisors) in their organization.
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Computer Software Engineer Tasks
  • Maintain existing software programs within a computer information system.
  • Maintain current knowledge of software technology and techniques.
  • Integrate software programs into existing computer information systems.
  • Research, design and develop software for computer information systems.
  • Collaborate with testing team to ensure quality product deliverable.

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Pay by Experience Level for Computer Software Engineer

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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Seattle
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National Average
$80,000
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Experience Affects Computer Software Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Computer Software Engineer Salaries

C++
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C#
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National Average
$80,000
Software Development
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Java
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Python
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C
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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